Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Our Commitment

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We are committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, fellows, and residents from groups underrepresented in medicine, and promoting an inclusive environment across the department.

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EDI Survey Results

In January of 2023, The Office of Healthcare Equity launched the UW Medicine Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Survey in order to identify baseline measures of EDI across UW Medicine and provide actionable data to help prioritize areas for improvement.

View the reports, dashboard and tools.


We are passionate about fostering a community that not only embraces the richness of diverse perspectives but actively celebrates them. Our commitment lies in propelling positive change and promoting inclusivity in every aspect of our academic and professional journey.

We firmly believe that a diverse healthcare workforce is not just essential but critical in advancing patient care and medical research. Through unwavering dedication, we strive to increase the representation of staff, faculty, fellows, and residents from historically underrepresented groups in medicine. By doing so, we aspire to harness the power of unique experiences, talents, and insights that fuel progress in our field.

Our vision

Our vision goes beyond mere numbers – we recognize the profound importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard. We actively work to dismantle barriers that impede growth and offer unwavering support to all members of our community. Together, we weave a tapestry of inclusion, belonging, compassion, and excellence that drives us towards achieving better health outcomes and a more equitable world.

Our team

Dr. David Horne

David Horne, MD, MPH

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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Sean Greenlee

Sean Greenlee

Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Councils/committees

Department of Medicine DEI Council

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Gender Equity Council

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LGBTQ+ Council

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Residency Diversity Committee

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Diversity Academic Scholar Award

We created this award to assist highly qualified and meritorious DOM-based divisional trainees at the rank of Senior Fellow/Acting Instructor and/or Acting Assistant Professor in their transition to the roles of clinician-scholar, physician-scientist, research-scientist, and principal investigator (PI) as newly appointed Assistant Professors.

2023 recipients 

Dr. Tara Reid, Dr. Massiel Stolla, and Dr. Ana Valencia


Gender Equity Awards

Our Gender Equity Awards recognize and celebrate individuals who are dedicated to supporting the success of women and gender minorities.

2023 recipients

GE awards 2023
Monica Fawthrop, Erin Kross, Judith Tsui, Lex Powers


We currently have a robust faculty mentoring program and plan to increase our underrepresented minority (URM) retention by developing a minority faculty mentoring program.

Mentoring is an essential element for faculty career advancement in academic medicine.

A strong mentoring relationship contributes to academic success, productivity, and career satisfaction. Despite the known benefits of mentoring, the lack of mentoring remains a persistent problem in academic medicine, particularly in faculty from URM.

Given that URM faculty are promoted at lower rates, and report lower career satisfaction, the need for a dynamic mentoring program is even greater for junior URM faculty members. 



All members of Department of Medicine search committees participate in Search Committee Best Practices: Diversity = Excellence training on the need to increase diversity, best/effective practices to promote diversity, how unconscious bias affects workforce diversity, and ways to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias in resident/faculty search and promotion.


Contact us

Please reach out to the DEI team with any questions, concerns, suggestions:

DEI News


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September 22, 2023
Healthcare Equity Peer Trainers
Drs. Rosemary Adamson and Masaoki Kawasumi are UW Medicine peer trainers.
September 21, 2023
Understanding health inequities at the intersection of the HIV and substance use epidemics
A new study aims to develop a better understanding of social, cultural, structural and other factors that drive health disparities for underserved racial/ethnic and marginalized populations at the intersection of HIV and substance use.
September 21, 2023
Expanding access to multidisciplinary care for people with long COVID
The UW Medicine Post COVID team was awarded one of 9 grants from the Agency from Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve access to care for underserved people with long COVID.