2024 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

Applications are now open for the 2024 Department of Medicine Chair Diversity Investigator Awards


Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, interim chair for the Department of Medicine, is honored to continue to offer the Chair Diversity Investigator Award. This is the fourth year we offer this program promoting research that addresses health inequity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, outcomes improvement, health system access/utilization for racial, ethnic and sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities. Ideas that are innovative and impactful and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, a benefit to individuals from underserved communities or populations, or the elimination of health care disparities are welcome.


The awards are open to Instructors and Assistant Professors (all lines), whose primary appointment is in the Department of Medicine at or above 50% FTE.  All applicants must be employed at Stanford for the duration of the award.

Award Details

Four awards will be granted in 2024, where each recipient will receive $50,000 on 9/1/24 to be spent on their research over the next two years. A detailed budget is not required, but the expectation is that funds will be expended in accordance with Stanford's business and financial policies.  Also, please note that you should have $200,000 or less in other support to apply for this award. 

Review Process

A review committee of senior Faculty will select the four winning proposals.  The committee is interested in hearing about your personal journey to diversity/disparity work, including any salient points about you or your background that have influenced your goals and/or preparation for a career in medicine and research.


Applications are due June 30, 2024,  with the award period to start September 1, 2024.

The application portal can be accessed here:  https://domdiversityawards.stanford.edu/ 

Questions can be sent to Lisa Moore-Long, lmlong@stanford.edu, who is helping administer the program this year

Meet the 2022 Recipients

Anna Chen Arroyo, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine

Social Determinants of Health and Asthma Outcomes Among the Asian American Population

Jison Hong, MD, clinical assistant professor of immunology and rheumatology

Bridging Communication Gaps for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Amelia Sattler, MD, clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health

Leveraging Multimodal Artificial Intelligence to Overcome Barriers to Equitable Depression and Anxiety Screening

Julia Chang, MD, clinical assistant professor of endocrinology, gerontology, and metabolism

Prevalence and Reported Impact of Progestogen Therapy Among Transfeminine Adults: A National Cross-sectional Survey

Jorge Salinas, MD, assistant professor of infectious diseases

Enhancing Access to Care for Monkeypox at Stanford Health Care

Meet the 2021 Recipients

Shoa Clark, MD, PhD, instructor of medicine and pediatrics (cardiology)

Addressing racial disparities in the clinical assessment of polygenic risk for coronary artery disease

Maria Juarez-Reyes, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of medicine (primary care and population health)

Reducing health care disparities among Spanish speaking Latinx patients: A community based behavioral health intervention

Robert Huang, MD, instructor of medicine (gastroenterology and hepatology)

The NEIGHBORS Study: Understanding how community level immigrant diversity mediates the neighborhood physical and social environment to modify health behaviors

Andre Kumar, MD, MeD, clinical assistant professor of medicine (hospital medicine)

Investigating inequities in trainee evaluations for women and underrepresented minority physicians

Meet the 2020 Recipients

Shuchi Anand, MD, MS assistant professor of medicine (nephrology)

Kidney Disease in California’s Central Valley: Investigating the Disproportionate Risk in Agricultural Communities

Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc, assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

Reducing Disparities in Novel Procedure Use: Using Scalable Technologies to Deliver Individualized Decision-making Support through Culturally Sensitive Peer Coaching

Temesgen 'Tem' Woldeyesus, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care & Population Health

The Cut Hypertension Program – Enhancing Access for Hypertension Screening and Treatment among African Americans in Santa Clara County by Partnering with Community Barbers and Pharmacists

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

Identifying Reasons for Statin Non-adherence in a Real-World, Diverse Population using Natural Language Processing

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc, instructor of medicine (primary care and population health)

The Cut Hypertension Program – Enhancing Access for Hypertension Screening and Treatment among African Americans in Santa Clara County by Partnering with Community Barbers and Pharmacists