Francisco Lucio, JD
Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Francisco Lucio, JD

Brief Bio

Francisco Lucio serves as the inaugural associate dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Lucio is responsible for the continued cultivation of a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for all faculty, residents, fellows, students, post-docs and staff. He has helped create a five-year inclusive excellence strategic plan, establish a Women in Medicine and Science group and bolster LGBTQ+ programming — amongst other initiatives. In part, these efforts have contributed to the College of Medicine – Phoenix receiving the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award three times.

Prior to joining the College of Medicine – Phoenix, Lucio was the director of Diversity and Inclusion at New York University School of Medicine, where he helped lead the development of key institutional diversity initiatives. His extensive pipeline program experience allowed him to successfully oversee two $500,000 New York State of Education Department grant-funded programs. These programs targeted the development of underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged high school and college students into the STEM fields.

Lucio has served on multiple local and national boards aimed at increasing diversity of underrepresented students in the health fields. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the American Bar Association, Health Law Section and National Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award of Excellence in the Study of Health Law.