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. To view the reducing Implicit Bias handout, please click here.
  • 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

William Innes
Chief Human Resouces Officer, CUIMC
Phone: (212) 305-9789

Tonya Richards
Human Resources Client Manager
Phone: (212) 305-1609

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