Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California School of Medicine
Dr. Osei is a Health Sciences Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the University of California School of Medicine. An experienced pediatrician with a focus on the impact of community adversity, childhood adversity, and pediatric disability on social determinants of equity and health outcomes, she designs and develops curricula to train students and faculty in identifying and addressing inequities within systems, cultures, and structures by reducing the misuse of race to advance health justice. Dr Osei leads teams in the creation of innovative, inclusive and community empowered, trauma informed approaches in advancing health equity. She is Program Director for UCR PRIME Leadership Education to Advance Diversity, Co-director for the Health Equity, Social Justice, Anti-Racism (HESJAR) curriculum, Clerkship Director for Pediatrics. She has developed innovative new methods for involvement with local communities of diversity to share their experiences and educate those in the School of Medicine on the impact of the level of their cultural competencies on those around them, partnering with health insurance agencies to train physicians on diversity, belonging and anti-racism. She leads the UCR clinic for Leadership Education in Neurodiversity and has served on expert panels on disabilities for the CDC. She is part of the ACES Aware initiative and together with the regional AAP, has trained physicians in ACEs and related topics. She designs curricular for and serves as a subject matter expert for the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and National Academies of Science and Engineering on trauma informed care, mental and behavioral health. She currently serves on the National Advisory Group providing technical assistance to PCPs to support mental health needs and promote the use of pediatric mental health care access (PMHCA) programs.