Office of Diversity Inclusion

The Office of Diversity Inclusion promotes increased recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minority students and faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Office, led by Peggy Timothé, DDS, MPH, seeks to emulate the Harvard tradition of excellence in education, science, and public health by supporting a well-trained faculty, while creating oral health leaders reflecting the larger community that we serve.

Goals of the Office of Diversity Inclusion

  • Foster an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to all members of the community
  • Provide support for a diverse population
  • Develop a recruitment strategy to increase enrollment of students from underrepresented minorities
  • Develop and implement a plan to recruit faculty from underrepresented minorities
  • Enhance and develop curricula that address issues of diversity, cross-cultural care, and sensitivity


The HSDM Office of Diversity Inclusion partners with several offices at Harvard Medical School, including the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs.

Welcome to HSDM

For information about applying to become a student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, please visit the Admissions section of this website. For more information about the Office of Diversity Inclusion, please e-mail the Office or call 617-432-1401.