Division of Physical Therapy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Committee Mission:

Emory University’s Division of Physical Therapy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is a group of faculty and staff working strategically to promote an intentional culture of diversity, inclusivity, and equity for faculty, staff, and students of the Emory DPT program. The mission of the committee is to foster an inclusive environment that reflects the dynamic world and populations around us.

Committee Goals:

  1. Foster an inclusive culture of learning, dialogue and professionalism
  2. Provide recommendations and resources to the educational curricula to build awareness of relevant social, societal, and structural issues in the health of populations
  3. Develop faculty and staff awareness with respect to issues of DEI, and foster a culture of mentorship, and allyship of underrepresented minority learners.
  4. Build and assess initiatives for equitable workplace opportunity and professional development for faculty and staff.
  5. Provide recommendations for program growth initiatives as they relate to outreach, student admissions, research activities, faculty, and staff recruitment, hiring practices, and retention. 
  6. Engage with university and community partners to advise and inform the program about social, cultural, and professional issues and needs.

DEI Newsletter by the Student DEI Committee

Spring 2021

Emory University School of Medicine created the Office of Multicultural Medical Student Affairs in 1986 to increase minority representation in medicine and biomedical research. In 2019, the office changed its name to the Office of Multicultural Affairs to be more inclusive of all School of Medicine learners. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is an integral part of the School of Medicine’s educational mission and diversity and inclusion strategic vision.

The Office provides programs to support the development and matriculation of diverse learners, including medical students, health professions students, Graduate Medical Education trainees (residents and fellows), and K-12 students interested in health professions. To learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs, please visit: https://www.med.emory.edu/education/multicultural-med-student-affairs/index.html

For further inquiries, please contact:
LaToya Rolle, Ed.D. ( latoya.rolle@emory.edu )
Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Learner Diversity Programs and Academic Health