Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To create the kind of community that helps us all thrive and prosper, we must create processes that advance equity and inclusion for every aspect of human differences, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age. We are committed to reflecting, celebrating and nurturing this diversity. Our goal is to educate ourselves and pursue meaningful practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, mentorship and work environment. When we do so, we improve our collective potential to achieve in ways that benefit members of our Department, the entire Stanford community and everyone we serve.

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Diversity Corner

A message from our Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Tamara Dunn, MD

Wendy Caceres, MD

Councils and Committees

Faculty Committee

The council is an action-oriented group that meets monthly and provides leadership, accountability, and recommendations to create a more inclusive and diverse community. To get involved, contact Wendy Caceres

Staff Committee

The Committee's goal is to foster an environment and culture that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of all members of our community. A two-hour commitment per month is expected. To get involved, contact domstaffdei@stanford.edu

Featured Events

Inclusion 2021

Black Joy Matters: An Exploration of Healing, Resilience, and Liberation

June 24, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Inclusion Rounds are a forum to engage with Department of Medicine colleagues to discuss issues that impact our community. 

Zoom information will be sent out before the event. Register here.

Terrance Mayes, MD Associate Dean for Equity and Strategic Initiatives and the Executive Director of the Commission on Justice and Equity at Stanford

DEI Share a Haiku Event

July 15, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Zoom information will be sent out before the event. Register here.

Join the DEI Staff Committee for this Share a Haiku Event. Participants are welcome to write an original haiku or share one by an author.

Inclusion 2021

For Inclusion 2021, we’ll be hosting a year-long, virtual celebration with engaging monthly programming and events.


Juneteenth Celebrations

June 18-25

Stanford has compiled a list of Juneteenth events and celebrations that are happening on campus and throughout the Bay Area.


Key Initiatives

Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

Our Chair Diversity Investigator Award program provides four grants of $50,000 each to young investigators whose research is focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and the elimination of health care disparities. Applications are now open for 2021. Learn more

Faculty Lens Advisors

In 2019, we created an innovative program to improve the diversity of our candidate pools, utilizing Faculty LENS Advisors (LENS = Leading to Enhance Excellence in the Navigation of Searches.) These are professors in our department, who have been given both funded protected time (20%) and training, along with staff support, to better identify diverse candidates for our professoriate searches. Learn more

Part of the Solution Vaccine Video Series

In this video series, Diversity and Inclusion Council members share why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, touching on topics like safety and efficacy, the health of their families and loved ones, their responsibility to protect vulnerable populations, and more. View videos

Stanford-Meharry Initiative

This initiative was designed to expose Meharry students to current research at Stanford and encourage connection between the two institutions. Learn more

Voices of the Department

Latest News

Resources and Ways to Get Involved


We’ve compiled a list of resources and trainings to help you learn, grow, find support, get involved, and make an impact. 

Self Care During Difficult Times

View our webpage that contains information about support and self-care during difficult times

Combatting Racial Injustice

We’ve compiled a list of resources for anti racism work

Get Involved

Join a council, submit an idea, partner with us, and learn more about the work we're doing.

Submit an Idea

Do you have an idea or suggestion for ways to improve diversity? We want to hear from you! Please submit your improvement idea here

Connect with Us

Connect with us on social media by using the hashtag #StanDoMDiversity