Tony Dao, MD (He/Him)
OUTmed Director

Anthony Dao, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and practices Hospital Medicine. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio and completed his undergraduate and medical school education in the combined BS/MD program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Akron, Ohio.  After completing residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2019, he joined the Division of Hospital Medicine.  In January 2021, he became an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency program and became the director of OUTmed.  Over the past few years, his favorite parts about OUTmed are bringing the queer community together and working with allies at our institution to improve education and belonging.  He also serves as the LGBTQmed advisor and a committee member of the Washington University St Louis LGBT Committee


Will Johansen, MD, (He/Him)
Community Committee Chair

Will Johansen, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. He graduated from University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and returned home to Charleston, West Virginia to complete his medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and then completed his Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Johansen moved to St Louis, Missouri in 2020 to join the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at St Louis Children’s Hospital where his focuses are clinical skills, and resident/fellow education in pediatric hospice and palliative care.  He is the Chair of the Community Committee of OUTmed. 


Meghan Campbell, PhD (She/Her)
Mentorship Committee Chair

Meghan Campbell, PhD, is a Professor in Neurology and Radiology. Dr. Campbell completed her PhD in Neuropsychology at Indiana University, Neuropsychology Internship at the New Mexico VA, and postdoctoral training in Neuroimaging at Washington University. She joined the faculty at WUSM in 2009 and runs a research lab investigating biomarkers of clinical progression in Parkinson disease. In addition to her active research program, Dr. Campbell is also passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at WUSM and beyond as well as mentoring the next generation of scientists and diversity advocates. She is excited for her new role as the Chair of the Mentorship Committee and Director of OUTmentor and looks forward to expanding this program to all LGBTQ+ individuals at WUSM.


Eric Ricker, OD (He/Him)
Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair 

Eric Ricker, OD, is a Staff Optometrist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Truman State University. Following graduation, he moved home to St. Louis where he attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis and became a Doctor of Optometry. He then went on to Baltimore and completed residency in Ocular Disease at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He worked in private practice prior to starting at Washington University in St. Louis in 2021. Here he focuses his care in ocular disease, particularly neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. He is currently working towards his Executive MBA through WashU’s Olin Business School. He is passionate about expanding access to eye care and in creating an inclusive and diverse environment, where difference in thought and experience can lead to better solutions and care. 


Lilianne Barbar (She/Her)
Student Ambassador

Lili is a 4th year MSTP in the Neuroscience program. She is originally from Lebanon and completed her undergradraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University. Lili is passionate about improving awareness and education related to issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community and hopes that community members can receive clinically and culturally competent care.


Daniel Arroyo-Ariza, MD
Resident Ambassador

After working as a general practitioner in Colombia, Dr. Arroyo-Ariza pursued a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. His focus was on positive psychology interventions for patients with chronic conditions and mind-body medicine.

Daniel Arroyo-Ariza, MD is an Internal Medicine resident at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. Originally from Colombia, he earned dual degrees in medicine and industrial engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá.

Beyond his medical pursuits, Dr. Arroyo-Ariza is passionate about promoting healthy behaviors to prevent chronic diseases. With a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students, he recognizes the importance of representation within medicine and actively supports diversity and inclusion in the medical field. Looking ahead, he aims to pursue a fellowship in nephrology.  


Tania Lintz (They/She)
Graduate Student Ambassador

Tania is a 4th year in the Anesthesiology Department as part of the Neuroscience PhD program. They are originally from Chile, and completed their undergraduate education at Boston University, after which they were a research technician at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts. Tania is passionate about building community support among LGBTQIA+ scientists and facilitating inclusive scientific training. 


Jessi Cucinello-Ragland, PhD (They/Them)
Postdoc Ambassador

Jessi Cucinello-Ragland, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Anesthesiology. Originally from New Orleans, LA, they completed their undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Mississippi before returning home for their graduate training. After receiving their PhD in Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2023, they moved to St. Louis to join the laboratory of Jose Moron-Concepcion where their focus is preclinical pain and addiction research. When not in the lab, Jessi can be found playing with their rambunctious child and cooking and eating good food. They are passionate about expanding OUTMed’s education efforts to increase queer visibility and inclusion on campus. 


Jennifer Mosher, MA (She/Her)
OUTmed Program Support

Jennifer is the Project Manager for the Office of Faculty Development. She has been at Washington University since 1997. Jennifer served as the program coordinator for the Young Scientist Program from 1999-2013 before joining the Office of Faculty Development. Jennifer also serves as the Project Manager for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Justice (IDEAS) and the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists Program (DDFRCS) in the Clinical Research Training Center.


Takisha Jethroe (She/Her)
OUTmed Program Support

Takisha is the Program Coordinator for IDEAS at DOM. She is originally from Louisiana where she graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in English Liberal Arts. Takisha joined Washington University 2 years ago as a Rater in Psychiatry where she successfully recruited expectant moms for the CUDDEL study (Cannabis Use Development (of offspring brain and behavior) During Early Life).  Takisha previously served as a Grant Assistant for Siteman Cancer Center.