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Diversity & Inclusion Our Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

At NYU Langone, the core value of diversity is fundamental to our tripartite mission to serve, teach, and discover. We celebrate the inclusive excellence that is found in the contribution of the diverse identities, communities, and roles that make us a world-class institution in patient care, education, and research. We strive to be a place where our exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and students of all identities can declare with pride, “I am NYU Langone.”

The Institute for Excellence in Health Equity was established to coordinate all efforts to sustain a positive environment, centered on the promotion of equity and health for all patients and advancing our shared mission:

  • to strive for excellence in health equity research, clinical care, and medical education
  • to become the leader in the development, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to advance excellence in health equity
  • to be a renowned magnet for diverse talent and an incubator for world-class leadership in health equity research, medical education, and clinical care

We believe that a multifaceted community of people working together in a coordinated way, across our tripartite mission, is key to addressing health and healthcare inequities in the communities that we serve. Together, we draw on our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to excel in innovation and problem-solving as we seek to achieve and even redefine excellence.

We intentionally foster a learning and work environment of inclusivity, belonging, and respect for all by relying on our pillars:

  • optimizing organizational culture
  • promoting inclusive community
  • increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion capacity
  • developing and implementing equity-related knowledge

Contact Us

For more details about how we elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion internally and in our community, please contact us:

Institute for Excellence in Health Equity
Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
Director of Institute for Excellence in Health Equity

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Joseph E. Ravenell, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Sandy Dorcelus, DO, FACOG
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Research Mission
Ruth Frias, MA
Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
ruth.frias@nyulangone.org

NYU Langone Health
Molree Williams-Lendor, JD, LMSW
Director of Workplace Culture and Inclusion
inclusion@nyulangone.org