Vaccination Working Group


This working group will make recommendations, grounded in equity and fairness, to the chancellor and provost regarding COVID-19 vaccination dissemination to DU community members. They will work closely with Colorado public health officials to understand the state’s requirements for vaccine distribution.  


The working group will make its recommendations by January 18, 2021. 


Sarah Watamura 
COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Professor of Psychology 


Garrett Glass 
Staff Advisory Council President and Assistant Director at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts  

David Odell 
Medical Director of the Health and Counseling Center 

Sarah Pessin 
Faculty Senate President and Professor of Philosophy  

Govind Persad
Assistant Professor, Sturm College of Law, Expert in Health Law and Vaccine Equity

Tom Romero 
Interim Vice Chancellor of the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

Jeff Simpson 
Manager of Emergency Preparedness 

Bruce Smith
Dean, Sturm College of Law

As well as representatives from National Jewish Health:

Kristi Melton 
Carrie Horn 
Anuj Mehta 
Charles Daley