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Diversity Leadership

Our Office of Diversity Affairs plays a pivotal role in leading efforts to integrate inclusivity and multicultural awareness throughout our educational programs and clinical settings.

Please contact us to find out more about how you can become involved in our many diversity initiatives.

Contact Us

We are located on First Avenue at 33rd Street in Manhattan:

550 First Avenue
Medical Science Building, Suite MS G62
New York, NY 10016

Our Team

Joseph Ravenell, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs

Dr. Ravenell is associate professor in NYU Langone’s Departments of Population Health and Medicine and the director of mentoring programs in the Office of Diversity Affairs. Dr. Ravenell leads Supporting, Educating, and Enriching Diversity (SEED), a program that matches first-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine with administrative leaders for professional mentorship. Dr. Ravenell bridges SEED with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Violet Society mentoring program to ensure holistic mentoring. He is a recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study a physician-level intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk in black men. He also received the American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable Career Development Award for Implementation Research for his work on improving guideline-concordant hypertension management among physicians. Learn more about Dr. Ravenell. Contact him at joseph.ravenell@nyulangone.org.

Terri-Ann M. Bennett, MD, Director of Recruitment and Retention for Diversity Affairs

Dr. Bennett is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a faculty member at NYU Grossman School of Medicine since 2017. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a maternal–fetal medicine fellowship at NYU Langone Health. As a core member of our faculty and the clinical team that offers maternal–fetal care services, Dr. Bennett received the Fellows Teaching Award in 2017, and is a noted expert in the areas of health disparities and pregnancy-related maternal mortality.

Dr. Bennett is actively involved in and committed to the Office of Diversity Affairs’ activities and programs, including the Supporting Education and Enriching Diversity (SEED) Mentoring Program, and is a lecturer in our speaker series. In her new role, Dr. Bennett helps lead efforts to enhance the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty across NYU Langone Health. Learn more about Dr. Bennett. Contact her at terri-ann.bennett@nyulangone.org.

Richard E. Greene, MD, Director of Health Disparities Education

Dr. Greene is an attending physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was named 2016 Physician of the Year. He is also associate director of the primary care residency program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Greene presents across the country on primary care topics, including LGBTQ+ healthcare disparities. He has been named Outpatient Teacher of the Year for his role in the primary care and categorical residency programs, and he received the Leonard J. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the medical school class of 2016. Dr. Greene is also the medical director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies. Learn more about Dr. Greene. Contact him at richard.greene@nyulangone.org.

Megan Aebi, MPH, Program Manager of the Science and Technology Entry Program

Megan is the program manager for the Science and Technology Entry Program. She administers the program grant, supervises contracts, and ensures the design, implementation, and completion of program deliverables.

As an educator and a youth mentor, Megan advocates for cross-sectoral collaboration. She also has eight years of experience working in community health and provides care for women who are pregnant as a full-spectrum doula. She believes that increasing diversity in healthcare will help reduce health disparities and inequities. Contact her at megan.aebi@nyulangone.org.

Mason Patenaude, LMSW, Recruitment and Retention Program Coordinator

Mr. Patenaude helps to develop and implement programs designed to increase the number of people underrepresented in medicine—particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community—through targeted efforts, such as the Liaison Program and Revisit, the recruitment efforts for accepted students. He also focuses on community building initiatives and professional development among students, residents, and faculty at NYU Langone. His work is focused on increasing diversity and inclusion through mentoring programs, dialogue series, and other programming to enhance ways to thrive as medical students and providers. He is passionate about reducing health disparities and inequity within underserved communities. Contact him at mason.patenaude@nyulangone.org.

Tiffany E. Cook, Program Manager, Training and Professional Development

Tiffany is an educator and advocate specializing in the development and facilitation of curricula for diversity and inclusion, health equity, and LGBTQ+ health for undergraduate and graduate medical education programming, including the Health Disparities and Gender and Health Selectives, as well as Safe Zone: Med training. She works closely with students and faculty on research and quality improvement projects related to LGBTQ+ health and serves on the LGBTQ Council. Contact her at tiffany.cook@nyulangone.org.

Massielle Pimentel, BA, Administrative Assistant

Massielle provides administrative support for the Office of Diversity Affairs. Her background is in finance and education, particularly working with communities of color and adult learners.

Before joining our team, she worked for JP Morgan Chase and NYC Department of Education’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education. She is passionate about developing and motivating communities and is excited to be a part of the Office of Diversity Affairs. Contact her at massielle.pimentel@nyulangone.org.