Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Division of Diversity and Health Equity: Health Equity Research and Quality Initiatives


An important aspect of our work includes conducting research and implementing initiatives that aim to eliminate health disparities. We also strive to advance the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarly contributions and sharing best practices.

Current JEDI Projects

  • Sex and Race-based Differences in CTPE Ordering
  • Diabetes Initiative Assessing Benefits of Early Treatment, Education, and Screening (DIABETES ED)
  • Racial and Gender Disparities in Restraint Use
  • LEP and Language Interpreter Education for Medical Students

Recent JEDI Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Oh L, Linden JA, Zeidan A, et al. Overcoming barriers to promotion for women and underrepresented in medicine faculty in academic emergency medicine. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021;2(6):e12552. Published 2021 Dec 21. doi:10.1002/emp2.12552

Wilson LT, Milliken L, Cagande C, Stewart C. Responding to Recommended Changes to the 2020-2021 Residency Recruitment Process From a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Perspective [published online ahead of print, 2021 Aug 10]. Acad Med. 2021;10.1097/ACM.0000000000004361. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000004361

Thomas YT, Newman CB, Faynshtayn NG, McGregor AJ. Exploring Obesity as a Gendered Contagion: Impact on Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Cardiovascular Health [published online ahead of print, 2021 Dec 19]. Clin Ther. 2021;S0149-2918(21)00465-3. doi:10.1016/j.clinthera.2021.11.011

Thomas YT, Chary AN. An anthropological approach to effecting change as a medical trainee. AEM Educ Train. 2021;5(4):e10656. Published 2021 Aug 1. doi:10.1002/aet2.10656

Ordonez E, Dowdell K, Navejar NM, Dongawar D, Itani A, Salihu HM. An Assessment of the Social Determinants of Health in an Urban Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2021;22(4):890-897

Weygandt PL, Smylie L, Ordonez E, Jordan J, Chung AS. Factors influencing emergency medicine residency choice: Diversity, community, and recruitment red flags. AEM Educ Train. 2021;5(4):e10638. Published 2021 Aug 1. doi:10.1002/aet2.10638

Other Publications

Women in Academic EM: Why Leadership in Medicine Needs Women

Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Pipeline in Emergency Medicine: Part 3

Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Pipeline in Emergency Medicine: Part 2

Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Pipeline in Emergency Medicine: Part 1

COVID-19 Through the Lenses of Immigrants

We Took an Oath: The Physician's Role in Use of Excessive Force by Law Enforcement

(Un)Learning What Matters: Dismantling and Restructuring Antiracism Curricula Into an Integrated Framework

Sex and Race Matter in Terms of Diagnostic Studies and Treatments Received

Mentorship: The Secret to Success for Underrepresented in Medicine Faculty

50 Terms to Engage in Racial Equity and Justice

The Intersection of Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and COVID-19

Opportunity Cost to Advancing Diversity and Inclusion: The Hidden Fees of the Minority Tax