Vondolee Delgado-Nixon, PhD, FAAO
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Dr. Vondolee Delgado-Nixon earned her BA from Cornell College, and PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from The Ohio State University. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and Postdoctoral Fellow. She joined the faculty at the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2001 and is an Associate Professor. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Delgado-Nixon is the Chief Diversity Officer and was awarded OSU’s Distinguished Diversity Enhancement award (2014), the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2015) and Insight’s Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award (2019 and 2020).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

An interprofessional team of faculty, staff and students created a longitudinal exercise entitled, “Personal and Collective Responsibility for Health Equity: Anti-Racism in Action” involving second year learners from seven Ohio State health sciences colleges. Learning objectives included the following: three IPEC sub-competencies (Values and Ethics, Interprofessional Communication, and Roles and Responsibilities) and two objectives differentiating types of racism and identifying impacts of racism on wellbeing and health care delivery. Over five weeks, students completed two assigned modules…