Arie L. Nettles, Ph.D., NCSP, HSP

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Chair, Statewide Planning and Policy Council, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

Dr. Nettles is a professor of Clinical Pediatrics and psychologist for school-age children to young adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and clef- craniofacial in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Founder and director of VUMC’s Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE) since 2011, Nettles has expanded the program from its origins at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to encompass the entirety of the VUMC enterprise on cultural awareness, unconscious bias, and Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment education and training. Nettles is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and nationally registered health service provider.

Appointed by former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Nettles chairs the Tennessee Statewide Planning and Policy Council for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her current research is cultural awareness and respectful work environments in health care education.

Dr. Nettles recently received the Cable Power of Inclusion 2019 Individual Award.

October 2019 VKC Notables: "Leading the Vanguard: Arie Nettles"