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Infectious Diseases professionals have always been fierce advocates for marginalized populations. Our commitment to LGBTQ communities, women, and Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) is at the core of our work. We work to promote health equity among disenfranchised communities who suffer from deep institutional racism, acts of discrimination, and structural inequities that continue to exacerbate health disparities. Through research, public health, and health policy interventions, we seek to identify structural inequities and dismantle systemic racist structures that historically place marginalized populations at health disadvantages.


DEI Initiatives

Our Division is committed to:

  • Affirming, inclusive, equitable, and compassionate care for sexual and gender minority individuals, women, and BIPOC
  • Equitable policies, practices, and procedures, and an environment supportive of career development and recruitment of diverse faculty, staff and trainees
  • Providing a welcoming, affirming and inclusive hospital, clinic, and office environment in which all are respected and supported to thrive
  • Condemning all acts of violence and aggression toward minority communities and people
  • Continuously prioritize self-reflection, training, and dialogue to enhance our commitment to social justice

Diversity Champion

Dr. Lina Rosengren-Hovee serves as the Division of Infectious Disease Diversity Champion and a member of The Department of Medicine DEI Team.

Contact Dr. Rosengren-Hovee with questions related to DEI within the Division of Infectious Diseases.

View the Department of Medicine’s Statement of Diversity and Inclusion.