Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Stronger Together

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical elements of institutional excellence and improving education, clinical services and research.

Jean-Marie Alves-Bradford, MD, Inaugural Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Our Mission

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) was established in October 2020, a formal expansion of the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion formed in 2013. Our mission is to help guide NYSPI/Columbia Psychiatry's efforts to achieve a more inclusive environment that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic status, to ensure that all thrive in our work environment. We believe that our psychiatric workforce should reflect the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion, critical elements to the goal of achieving health equity. The office will create, collaborate on and implement best practices to foster a more diverse workforce and a more equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all. 

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