Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Our Mission

To support MSHS in embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare delivery, medical and health education, and research.

Our Vision

To uphold, anchor, and operationalize equity by embracing new methods of thinking and emphasizing fairness to ultimately empower and uplift vulnerable and marginalized communities in all that we do and seek to achieve.

What We Do

We serve as consultants and subject matter experts to recommend and establish best practices in DEI management. We advise on policies, procedures, and practices and provide education to engage the organization in cultural effectiveness, promote anti-racist behaviors, address inequities, and enhance the patient experience for all.

Our Structure

A systemwide entity, our division consists of three units and a portfolio of special initiatives:


Corporate Health System Affairs (CHSA)
Based at Mount Sinai’s Corporate Services Center, CHSA recommends and establishes best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion management to engage the organization in cultural effectiveness, promote anti-racist practices, eliminate disparities, and enhance the patient experience for all. The CHSA staff manages, promotes, and partners with health system leadership on dedicated programs in key DEI areas of focus.

Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA)
Based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CMCA supports students and faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in science and medicine to advance diversity at all levels within the medical and graduate schools. CMCA staff directs innovative and coordinated approaches through educational pipeline programs, diversity affairs, school-wide diversity initiatives, and training and education programs focused on the intersection of​ medicine, science, and social justice through an urban health lens. ​

Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)
Based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CEYE operates a range of school-year and summer programs geared to youth belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine. CEYE staff develop and maintain exclusive partnerships with surrounding schools and departments to help more than 200 students each year from grade seven through college prepare for careers in science and healthcare.

Special Initiatives

Diversity Innovation Hub (DiH)
Launched in October 2019, the DiH was formed to partner with local community, health and technology experts to address disparities in health and health care. DiH consists of several design teams (students, trainees, staff, community leaders, and stakeholders), which help to identify challenges, formulate new ideas, find resources, and explore new investments to advance health care. The DiH organizes regular meetups for the healthcare and innovation community. 

United in Solidarity (UiS)
Launched on Juneteenth (June 19th) 2020, UiS is an online platform that serves to support, connect, and inform the Mount Sinai community of efforts to instill an anti-racist culture and promote anti-racist practices across the organization. The platform is home to an extensive resource guide of print and social media to educate on matters of racism, prejudice, and bias in the United States. Also featured are the “Affirmations” and “Blog” pages, which include statements and stories from Mount Sinai departments, faculty, and staff to encourage the community to create the reality of ending racism.

The DEI Academy at The Office for Diversity and Inclusion
The DEI Academy is an employee resource that will serve as a central hub that aims to expand awareness of behaviors and practices that perpetuate racism and bias in the work and learning environment, equip participants with tools, strategies, and resources to mitigate against racism and bias and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and inspire ongoing learning in content areas related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The DEI Academy is a multi-modal employee resource that combines legacy virtual and in person ODI offerings with a centralized PEAK online learning platform.

Ways to Get Involved

We encourage Mount Sinai Health System faculty, staff, trainees, and students to engage and participate in DEI efforts in the following ways:

Contact for more information or to get involved.