The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) works to build a climate where all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work.

Working and learning in environments where people experience these qualities help us attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who are fully engaged and positively impact how we teach, work, learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.

​The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion's efforts include:

  • Fostering inclusion, so that students, faculty, and staff from diverse talent pools experience belonging, engagement, and achievement.
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and support across the School of Medicine to conceptualize, define, assess, and nurture the climate required for diversity, inclusion, and excellence to thrive.
  • Addressing issues of faculty, staff, and student diversity and work closely with department chairs, institute/center directors, and senior administration to develop robust school-wide and departmental diversity strategic plans to align diversity and inclusion with the school’s missions of education, research, and patient care.


Dean Mary E. Klotman Interviews Kevin Thomas, Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In celebration of Black History Month, Duke University School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman, MD, interviews Kevin Thomas, MD, the School of Medicine's Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, about the importance of the month and about Duke's role in combating racism.

Black Men in White Coats

Duke University School of Medicine partnered with DiverseMedicine Inc., to produce videos featuring Black physicians, in a series entitled “Black Men in White Coats.”  Physician-Scientist Kafui Dzirasa is the latest physician to be featured in these videos.