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Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger is associate dean of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as a clinical professor at the University of California Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She also directs Faculty Development for Education and co-directs the Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program for UC Davis Health. Over her career Dr. Ackerman-Barger has combined her expertise in nursing and education to advance a program of instruction on workforce diversity; health and education equity; and institutional sustainability. Her research identifies strategies to cultivate the skills and knowledge that healthcare providers, educators, and leaders need to diversify the healthcare pipeline and graduate equity-minded health care professionals.