Yerba Buena HS, Class of 1981
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis & Director, Social Justice and Immersive Learning, Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC Davis Health
Dr. Jann Murray-García is a pediatrician, an Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the Director for Social Justice and Immersive Learning in the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health. She co-founded with Dr. Melanie Tervalon the internationally recognized concept of Cultural Humility. To achieve equity goals in patient care, population health, health professions education, and systems-level change, Murray-García has developed multi-day experiences, including the overnight Interprofessional Central Valley Road Trip down Highway 99, the 4-week Summer Institute on Race and Health for medical students, and the 3 or 4-day Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC) Training Program for clinical nurse leaders, School of Nursing and School of Medicine faculty, health system leaders, and health profession students.
Dr. Murray-García received her BA in Human Biology with Honors and with Distinction from Stanford University, her MD from UCSF, and completed pediatric residency training at Oakland Children’s Hospital, followed by an MPH from UC Berkeley. With Melanie Tervalon, she co-founded and is writing a textbook on the concept of Cultural Humility, which they distinguish from Cultural Competence. She is widely published in the health sciences literature.
Her greatest achievements are her marriage in 1992 to her boyfriend of 31 years, Dr. Jorge García, and her children Canela, Gabriel, Ian, granddaughter Sarah, and a grandson on the way.