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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Racial and Social Justice News

Striving to ensure advanced medical technologies are reaching the populations who need them most, Emory’s Center for the Advancement of Diagnostics for a Just Society (ADJUST) is launching this year as part of NIH’s RADx program. has selected safe+natal at Emory University and its partners at Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq to receive a $1.8 million grant to equip midwives with an AI-powered application that will help detect problems earlier in pregnancy and avoid preventable deaths in the first month of life.

Structural racism and geographic inequity are advancing the global crisis of diabetes, leaving people with diabetes 50% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and twice as likely to die compared to those without diabetes, especially among minority populations.

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.