ASDS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
The need for increased knowledge and awareness around minority groups has become apparent, and in April 2020, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Work Group was created, aligning with the Society’s new strategic goals.
- Promote cultural competency and awareness within dermatology
- Increase diversity within ASDS among members, leaders, volunteers and speakers
- Educate underrepresented minority (URM) about general and procedural dermatology
Commitment to non-discrimination, anti-racism, inclusion, cultural sensitivity and humility with the goal of advancing health equity for racial, ethnic, handicapped, and sexual and gender minority people regardless of background.
Position Statement (PDF)
The work group is led by Mona Gohara, MD, Chair, and Omer Ibrahim, MD, Co-chair, and members include:
- Andrew F. Alexis, MD
- DiAnne Davis, MD
- Jeanine Downie, MD
- Corey Hartman, MD
- Sara Hogan, MD
- Rohit Kakar, MD
- Shilpi Khetarpal, MD
- Karan Lal, MD
- Wesley Mori, MD
- Farah Moustafa, MD
- Klint Peebles, MD
Read an interview with the Chairs for additional background on the New Work Group to Promote Cultural Competency and Awareness.