Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Division of Diversity and Health Equity

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In line with the institutional mission, vision, and values of Baylor College of Medicine, the Henry JN Taub Department of Emergency Medicine strives to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. Inclusive excellence is a vital component of our institutional culture.

We are committed to the recruitment and development of a diverse workforce in emergency medicine to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care; to conduct research that aims to eliminate health disparities; to provide service through community engagement initiatives; and to provide education and training of emergency physicians through an equity and social justice lens.

Our Division of Diversity and Health Equity was established to work towards achieving health equity and dismantling structural racism in academic emergency medicine through clinical practice, research, community engagement, and education.

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Division Leadership

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Edgardo

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Edgardo Ordonez, M.D., M.P.H.

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Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Ynhi

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Ynhi Thomas M.D., M.P.H., MSc

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Assistant Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Anisha

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Anisha Turner, M.D., MBA

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Assistant Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The committee was established to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department in line with the mission of Baylor College of Medicine. It will ensure a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces authenticity and provides equitable access to opportunities.

Committee Activities:

  • Assess the departmental climate among faculty, residents, advanced practice providers, and staff members
  • Assist in the recruitment of faculty and trainees
  • Develop and share best practices for the education of learners and training of a diverse workforce in diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • Facilitate diversity and health equity research and quality initiatives
  • Plan community engagement and service learning opportunities for the department

Diversity and Health Equity Pillars