Senior Advisor to the Provost at Brown University

Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo is currently Senior Advisor to the Provost at Brown University and is also leading the development of a new social entrepreneurial venture to provide strategic consultation to educational and corporate entities who seek to develop public-private partnerships aimed at addressing educational, health and economic development access and equity issues in the global south (primarily ASEAN countries) and in underserved communities here in the U.S. She has just recently stepped down (after serving for a number of years as Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion and a faculty member in the Education Department at Brown University. From 2007-2012, Dr. Cariaga-Lo was Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University. She was previously Assistant Dean at the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Director of the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, as well as a faculty member at Yale Medical School. She received her doctoral training in developmental psychology from Harvard University. She consults widely on diversity, inclusion and equity issues, as well as on broader capacity building and strategic planning in higher education. Dr. Cariaga-Lo is currently a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) NAGMS Council and has served as Chair of the NIH–NIGMS Minority Programs Review Committee and continues to work closely with other federal agencies and foundations on broad diversity initiatives to develop and support young scholars from diverse backgrounds. Her areas of research and teaching include diversity and inclusion metrics and program evaluation, developmental aspects of cultivating talent among historically underserved groups, ethnic minority health and education disparities, and public and institutional policies and practices to address inequality. She was the recipient of the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award from the Asian Pacific Fund in 2014. She is currently completing work on a book about the identity development of Asian Americans.

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