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.


Employee Resource Networks

  • All staff at CUIMC are invited to join/create an employee resource network
  • Employee Resource Networks (also known as ERGs, business network groups or affinity groups) are voluntary groups of employees who join together in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences and serve as a resource for members and the organization by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational goals.
  • For more information regarding a particular Employee Resource Network, please contact
  • Upcoming meetings in 2020:
    • LGBTQ monthly meetings: 2/11, 3/10, 4/7, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
    • ABC monthly meetings:  2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11


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.
  • Join University Life’s Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia 
  • Gardenside Chat on 6/21:  The Workplace y Yo
  • 2019 Caribbean Cultural Celebration on 9/12

Upcoming Programs/Events

February 2021 Meetings


Past Events

January 2020 Meetings

 February 2020 Meetings

March 2020 Meetings

April 2020 Meetings

  • Monthly employee resource group meetings will be held virtually starting April 2020 via Microsoft Teams.  Contact to join a respective Team group.

May 2020 Meetings

June 2020 Meetings/Events

July 2020 Meetings/Events

August 2020 Meetings/Events 

September 2020 Meetings/Events

October 2020 Meetings/Events

November 2020 Meetings/Events

December 2020 Meetings/Events

2020 Recognition Calendar

2021 Recognition Calender



CUIMC Human Resources

College of Dental Medicine

  • George Jenkins
    Assistant Dean - Office of Access, Equity, and Inclusion
    Columbia University|College of Dental Medicine
    630 West 168th Street, PH-7
    New York, NY 10032
    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

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

CUIMC Faculty Resources

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Office for Women and Diverse Faculty