The role of the Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to develop and execute strategies geared toward creating a departmental culture of diversity, equity and inclusion through a comprehensive approach to
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Support of highly qualified, talented faculty and trainees
  • Focus on the promotion of diversity and inclusion initiatives across the department

We believe

- That having colleagues from different backgrounds and beliefs enhances the educational experience of our entire learning community.

- In order to do this we must hold ourselves and each other accountable to promoting these ideals in every aspect of our lives.

Kristen Gill Hairston, MD, MPH  Diversity is the aspect of our humanity that makes us unique and valuable. We all bring diversity of thought, lived experience and outlook to every situation in ways that are sometimes visible, but frequently are not. We are striving to create a clinical and academic environment that not only celebrates this diversity but also recognizes the necessity of diversity in achieving excellence in our Learning Healthcare System. ~ Kristen Gill Hairston, MD, MPH