Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) IDEA COMMITTEE

The University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility among our faculty, staff, students and community at-large. We value teaching, learning, conducting research, and serving in communities that encourage diversity of both individuals and ideas. We commit to being inclusive of all individuals, with intentional strategies to welcome and uplift identities not historically included within our community.

Statement from the chair

The University of Florida, the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the Department of Physical Therapy prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, political beliefs or military status.

We aim to provide a safe environment and collectively, we pledge to advocate compassion, empathy, justice, equality and equity for all individuals.

Our department is committed to inclusivity by maintaining a healthy and welcoming environment and being open to changes within our evolving community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

We join the Gator Nation in the demand for justice and promise to work collectively toward positive change.

-Dr. Krista Vandenborne

Committee Members

Committee co-Chair

Meryl Alappattu

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DPT STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marla Atkinson

Marla Atkinson

DPT STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Joshua Cabrera

Joshua Cabrera

DPT STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Monique Deveaux

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Committee Chair

Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi

Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi

DPT STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Latoya Griffin

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DPT Student committee member

Justus Norman

Justus Norman

Staff Committee member

Gisella Schroeder

Gisella Shroeder

Resources

IDEA Resources

The University of Florida has a wealth of resources for students, faculty and staff that support a diverse learning and working environment.

Two DPT students in the Clinical Learning Center looking at their computers