Marlina Duncan, EdD

UMass Chan Medical School publishes data on the diversity composition of its campus community in support of its strategic goal of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Diversity Data Dashboards include self-reported data from UMass Chan faculty, staff, and students by race, ethnicity, and gender and will be updated annually.

“It’s important that as we talk about increasing representation, it helps start with a clearer understanding of the current population,” said Marlina Duncan, EdD, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion. “We all need a common understanding of where we stand; questions such as “Who is at UMass Chan”, “How do people relate to themselves”, and “What are some of our goals in this regard” are ways to ensure that attention to diversity is a priority of our institution.

UMass Chan’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is outlined in the Diversity Pillar added to the IMPACT 2025 Strategic Plan in January. It outlines strategic goals for increasing DEI through policies and processes; developing and integrating an anti-bias curriculum; increase the education, commitment and capacity of DEI; establishing equity in DEI recruitment, mentorship and advancement; and to assess and evaluate progress.

Dr. Duncan said the data will drive those goals and enable the institution to create the climate and culture it aspires to create.

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