Who is a navigator?
Our Navigators are trained individuals dedicated to providing safe, confidential support to help guide Department of Medicine staff and faculty through bias incidents they may have experienced.
Danielle Julien Trice (she/her)
Human Resources Manager
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Danielle Julien Trice serves as a Department of Medicine Navigator. Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Smith College, located in Northampton, MA. Previously she has worked in both private and public sectors in the US and Southeast Asia. Her career has centered around people relations, program management, data analysis, and diversity. On the weekends, Danielle can be found exploring new cafes, attending farmer’s markets, and going for long drives outside of the city.
Daniel Cabrera, M.D. (he/him)
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Daniel Cabrera is a Hospitalist at Harborview Medical Center in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He serves as an Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is also the DOM interim Associate Chair for EDI. Dr. Cabrera’s work centers on medical education and issues of equity, diversity & inclusion. Ultimately, he aims to diversify the field of medicine so that patients from all backgrounds can receive high quality care. When not at work, Dr. Cabrera can be found spending time with his wife Laura and their new son, Hugo.
What do Navigators do?
Their roles can be broken down into three categories:
Bias Intake and Listening
“What did I just experience? Why do I feel this way?”
Experiencing a bias incident can be jarring and cause people to wonder. Navigators can be there to just listen if you need someone to. We are here to affirm your experience and offer a safe space to express your concerns.
We are here to show you your next step, if you feel comfortable enough to move a process forward. The Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and University at large can be a complex institution. A Navigator will be able to inform you of the options available to you after experiencing a bias incident, and point you in the best direction, whether you choose to follow an informal or formal process.
Conflict Resolution Coaching
We understand that some individuals would prefer addressing the incidents they may have experienced themselves. Navigators are trained to help coach and help utilize the skills, language, and strategies to have tough conversations on your own. This practice is grounded in understanding context, power dynamics, and other factors that should be taken into account when trying to address a bias incident in your place of work.
What is a bias incident?
A bias incident involves any discriminatory act against an individual or a group based on their age, religion, disability (physical or mental), race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or any other identity.
It is important to note that Navigators do not perform formal investigations. Our mission is to provide you with support and advocacy while determining follow up activity where appropriate. Responses will vary based on the nature of the incident and can include additional communications with pertinent offices on campus. In most cases, the employee decides if they want to have a formal investigation initiated. However, there are certain instances (e.g., sexual misconduct, hate crimes) where we may be compelled by law to report.
Well-Being & Safety
- Peer-to-Peer (faculty only)
- Know Your Rights
- LiveWell Confidential Advocates
- Queer Center
- Safe Campus
- Transgender Resources
Reporting Tools and Complaint Resolution
- Bias reporting tool
- DOM Intranet-Complaint Resolution Resources
- DOM Academic HR: Jackie Monroe or Dr. Cynthia Ko
- DOM Staff HR: Bryn Vaswig or Chrissie Younie
- Asian and Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association
- Black Faculty & Staff Association
- Q Faculty, Staff & Allies Association (QFS)
- Latinx Association
- Native Association