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 Josephine Kim, PhD, 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.
- 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 minority groups
- Develop and implement a plan to recruit faculty from underrepresented minority groups
- 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.
Fellowships and Grants
The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship Program prepares the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy and oral epidemiology to improve the capacity of health care and to address the health needs of vulnerable populations.
LGBT Health Disparities Grants from the Massachusetts Medical Society encourage and incorporate cultural competency training early in medical education to make strides towards improving health care quality, access and equity for LGBT patients in the Commonwealth.