About Us Our Mission

The Department of Medicine is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty, trainees and staff from diverse ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and racial backgrounds. By increasing the diversity of our workforce, the department seeks to improve health and eliminate disparities in health care.


Our Vision

The Department of Medicine is dedicated to being a destination and model for inclusive care, training, development, and celebration of a diverse patient population and workforce.

Represent, Support, Elevate


Our commitment to diversity includes:

  • Being proactive and intentional
  • Encouraging continual learning by creating courageous and psychologically-safe spaces
  • Sharing the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all divisions
  • Imbedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into every departmental function

Leadership Team

Jada Bussey-Jones

Jada Bussey-Jones, MD

Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kimberly Manning

Kimberly Manning, MD

Professor of Medicine and Associate Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

John Blanding

John-Otis Blanding

Program Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives and Human Resources

Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Complete the form below to express your interest in volunteering for diversity initiatives in the department.