Research and Innovation

Discovery and Innovation

Emory School of Medicine faculty, fellows, residents and research staff are diverse in thought, expertise, culture and identity. As such, they share in our commitment and dedication to creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment - not just in the classroom and clinic, but through their research and thought leadership. Here you'll find Emory-authored research in the DEI space. 

Data Dashboard

The School of Medicine is on a journey from excellence to eminence. This journey requires an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles that must be more than promises. As we progress to positive, sustainable and authentic structural change, we value transparency as we make incremental progress. View our data dashboard for various DEI metrics and data points.

Community Engagement

An organizational culture rich in diverse experiences helps us provide compassionate, cross-cultural care as we lead the effort to eliminate health inequities across the globe. Our faculty are at the forefront of excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the Office of Equity and Inclusion offers resources to support this important work.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion takes everyone. The Office of Equity and Inclusion offers DEI programming for interested School of Medicine staff members and other SOM stakeholders not included above.

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) leadership are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment for our 1,300+ trainees in over 25 core residency programs and 80+ fellowship programs.

The School of Medicine boasts an impressive 31% underrepresented in medicine (URiM) medical student population. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Equity and Inclusion offers resources and programs to support the mentorship, learning, and experience for all learners.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides programs to support the development and matriculation of diverse learners, which include medical students, health professions students, residents and fellows, and K-12 students interested in health professions.


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Departmental Programming

Many departments in the School of Medicine have dedicated diversity, equity and inclusion programs to support learners, faculty and staff. Explore your department’s resources.

Racial and Social Justice News

Winship breast oncologist Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, shared RxPONDER trial results at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing Black women with HR+/HER2- breast cancer have worse outcomes than other racial and ethnic groups.

A paper published in JAMA shows dramatic increases in firearm fatalities in recent years and growing disparities by race, age and geographic location.

A large-scale review of data from Emory-run national health registry, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that Black and Hispanic adults were less likely than white adults to receive CPR regardless of racial and ethnic makeup or income strata of neighborhoods where heart patients collapsed.

University DEI Resources Encouraging Openness

Diversity, equity and inclusion is more than a name, it is a spirit. Emory University has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe it is our mission to create a safe and supportive culture that allows everyone from all walks of life to learn, work, teach, and grow. Explore more DEI resources across campus.