2022 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards Announced

The recently announced 2022 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards went to five projects, ranging in subject from bridging language gaps to enhancing monkeypox care to improvements in trans healthcare.  These awards, now in their third year, seek to “support research that addresses health inequity, social determinants of health, cultural competence, outcomes improvement, and health system access/utilization for racial, and ethnic, and sexual and gender minorities, among many other possibilities.”  Recipients are awarded grants of $50,000 to be spent over two years, and will present their findings during future medical grand rounds.

Department of Medicine Chair Bob Harrington, MD, Arthur L Bloomfield Professor of Medicine, thanked all participants for their “many exciting proposals,” which he called “a testament to our instructors and assistant professors.”  He added, “It’s clear the department has many members committed to increasing equity in healthcare delivery and outcomes and innovative ideas for how to do so.”

He also celebrated the award recipients. “The selected investigators demonstrated a truly outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion and novel ways to tackle systemic challenges in health equity,” he said. “I’m pleased to announce their winning proposals, and I look forward to following the progress of their important work.”

Meet the 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

Jorge Salinas, MD, assistant professor of infectious diseases

Enhancing Access to Care for Monkeypox at Stanford Health Care

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

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

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

Bridging Communication Gaps for Patients with Limited English Proficiency