The mission of the NYP-Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is to promote a departmental culture in which difference among faculty, trainees, staff and patients is valued and respected (including, but not limited to, difference in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, ability, religious practice, socioeconomic class, citizenship, age and life experience). We are committed to developing practices that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in areas of patient care, education, professional development and advocacy.
Department of Psychiatry partnered with medical students to develop the WCM Wellness Qlinic Program, a program providing free mental health care and community outreach to LGBTQ+ populations in need, while also creating education, training, and academic opportunities for students, trainees, faculty, staff.
Jack Drescher, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Adjunct Professor, New York University
Training & Supervising Analyst, W.A. White Institute
Professor Claude Steele, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University
David M. Hernandez, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College
"Smothering Asylum: Kids, Cages, and Political Currency in Migrant Processing"
Udodiri R. Okwandu, doctoral student, Harvard University
Jacqueline Rose Ph.D., Birkbeck University of London
2020 WCM Dean’s Diversity & Healthcare Disparity Research Award – Jack Keefe, Ph.D.
2020 Pioneers in Diversity Awards: The Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentorship
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center’s Ambulatory Services has recently launched a new Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Group! Led by a steering committee of psychologists, psychology postdoctoral fellows, and social workers, this discussion group’s aims include creating and maintaining a brave space that welcomes ongoing dialogue of different perspectives, while advancing understanding of how issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion affect the personal and professional lives of our staff and patients. The NYP-WBHC’s Ambulatory Services Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Group aims to meet these objectives by hosting monthly meetings in which educational materials are read or viewed, analyzed, and processed. All members of Ambulatory Services are encouraged to attend and challenge themselves to participate, and feedback is collected regularly to ensure meetings are experienced as productive and welcoming to all