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Diversity and Equity-Focused Careers and Research

Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are committed to serve diverse patients, hire diverse employees, and cultivate a culture of inclusion.

There are numerous opportunities to engage with faculty engaged in Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for clinical and research career mentorship.

Mass General Department of Medicine (DOM) Diversity and Inclusion Board Equity Awardees – Congrats to Amir & Kayty!

The MGH Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Board is delighted to announce the awardees for the inaugural Department of Medicine (DOM) Equity Awards! These awards recognize DOM members who have exemplified the Department’s commitment to equity by going above and beyond to: combat bias or discrimination; respond to the social needs of patients or promote equity for patients or coworkers on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, or national origin.

Amir Mohareb, MD (MGH Infectious Diseases): Dr. Mohareb is deeply devoted to community centered outreach and volunteers on mobile vans and at community sites to provide COVID testing and vaccinations. He works with and advocates for incarcerated persons and is a strong advocate for global vaccine equity. Dr. Mohareb has worked to support asylum seekers through the MGH Asylum Clinic.

Kathryn Himmelstein, MD (MGH Infectious Diseases): Dr. Himmelstein supports anti-racism efforts at MGH and beyond – she is a board member of the national organization White Coats for Black Lives, and co-founder of the MGH chapter of WC4BL which specifically supports anti-racism efforts at MGH. She has conducted research studies on inequity within health systems due to racism, sexism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation. Dr. Himmelstein has helped educate health providers about the intersection of social determinants of health with the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to advocate for their patients.

Video: Trainees and program leaders describe their experiences with diversity, Harvard-affiliated training programs, and life in Boston.

Additional Training Opportunities

Past fellows and faculty have pursued additional training through The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University.

Centers for Diversity and Inclusion

Trainees in the combined ID fellowship program have access to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at both MGH and BWH. These centers provide support and resources, including networks to other trainees from diverse backgrounds and dedicated research and educational grants for trainees underrepresented in medicine. Members of the ID Division at all levels of training are centrally involved in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at their institutions.