Staff Diversity & Inclusion


Columbia University has a long tradition of supporting a diverse and inclusive educational environment which extends to our workforce.

Staff Resources

Staff Diversity Council

The CUIMC Staff Diversity Council develops, implements and evaluates initiatives that leads to greater diversity and inclusion throughout the CUIMC community. The council meets quarterly and is comprised of the lead Human Resources professional from the respective schools.

Diversity Initiatives: Events

Past program/Events

  • Implicit Bias Event: Do you think racism is an inherent part of the fabric of America? Are all Americans, regardless of race, complicit in the perpetuation of racial biases in our country? How much has changed in race relations since Myrdal conducted his study, and what hasn't changed much at all? Screening of American Denial followed by a discussion about racial and other types of identity/social group bias. For more information, please view the reducing Implicit Bias handout (PDF).
  • Equi-teas; "Equi-teas" are gatherings that provide a space for students, faculty, and staff to discuss issues and topics related to power, provilege, diversity, and equity as they manifest at Mailman and in our communities here and abroad.

Upcoming Programs/Events



CUIMC Human Resouces

College of Dental Medicine

  • Dr. Dennis A. Mitchell
    Senior Associate Dean for Diversity
    535 West 116th Street
    new York, NY 10027
    Phone: (212) 342-3714
  • Novella Jones
    Director, Human Resources and Academic Affairs
    Phone: (212) 305-7698

School of Nursing

  • Dr. Vivian A. Taylor
    Associate dean for diversity and Cultural Affairs
    560 West 168th street
    New york, NY 10032
    Phone: (212) 305-3582
  • Holly Jones
    Assistant dean, HR and Faculty Affairs
    Phone: (212) 342-3754

Mailman School of Public Health

  • Dr. Raygine DiAquoi
    Office of Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion
    722 West 168th street, 14th floor
    New york, NY 10032
    Phone: (212) 305-0435
  • Rose Diaz
    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources
    Phone: (212) 305-1797

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Dr. Hilda Hutcherson
    Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
    104 haven avenue, VEC 10-03
    New york, NY 10032
    Phone: (212) 305-4157
  • Danielle Robbins
    Assistant Vice Dean, Human Resources
    Phone: (212) 305-0022