DEI Resources

"We believe in diversity" sign on Duke campus

The Duke community and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences are committed to continuing and growing diversity of thought, experience and culture across all three missions—clinical, education and research.

The following resources are available at Duke for our faculty, staff and trainees.

  • Duke University Office for Institutional Equity: The Duke Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke community. It offers a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action and harassment prevention.
  • Duke University School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion: The Duke School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion helps foster a climate in which all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work.
  • Duke University Anti-Racism Resources: Information and resources to educate people about institutional racism and anti-racism, help individuals and groups combat institutional racism, and help people of color engage in self-care and stay safe.
  • Duke University Office of Institutional Equity Resources for Understanding and Confronting Racism and Its Impact: Collection of resources including books, articles, events and programs about a range of topics addressing different facets and dimensions of structural racism and inequities, and how each of us can help build the transformed university and community we need to address them. Dr. Benjamin Reese, PsyD—previous Duke Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer and current professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences—speaks about how to talk about race in this video.
  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity supports an environment that is welcoming and affirming of LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, learners, allies, patients, families and friends.
  • Samuel Dubois Cook Society: The mission of the Society is to recognize, to celebrate, and to affirm the presence of African American students, faculty and staff at Duke University.
  • Diversity Toolkit: The Diversity Toolkit is a one-stop resource for diversity education.
  • Duke Health Disparities Consortium: The Duke Health Disparities Consortium (DHDC) is an interdisciplinary consortium of Duke faculty, staff and learners (students, residents, fellows) who are engaged/interested in health disparities work.
  • Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program: The Duke SGM Health Program is an initiative to support SGM health through three areas of excellence: groundbreaking research, best practices in care & clinical practice, and public policy formation. Sadie Wilson, PhD, is the Co-Director and Mental Health and Education Lead, and Dane Whicker, PhD, is a Mental Health and Education Lead.
  • Human Resource Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies​: The Duke HR Diversity & Institutional Equity Policies offer comprehensive details about Duke’s Human Resources policies regarding diversity and institutional equity.
  • Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture: The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture strives to promote racial understanding, build community, and foster an appreciation for and increase knowledge of Black people, Black history, Black culture, and the vast contributions of people of the African Diaspora.
  • ME² (Motivate, Mentor, Educate & Empower) Black Employee Resource Group: The mission of the ME² Black Employee Resource Group is to foster a community focused on networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities for Black staff.
  • Multicultural Resource Center: The Multicultural Resources Center assists with the preparation of learners, staff and faculty to work and live in a world of diverse people who differ along the lines of culture, faith, gender, sexuality and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • School of Medicine Inclusion Committees & Council: The School of Medicine Inclusion council and committees work with the medical school leadership to foster and influence an inclusive climate in which all constituents across the School of Medicine experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.
  • Academic Development, Advocacy, Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations (ADVANCE-UP): A year-long program that provides in-depth opportunities for academic development, mentoring and networking for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-Sponsored Career Development Award (KL2): A three-year mentored career development award for junior faculty pursuing research across the spectrum of translational science (from laboratory based to health services), with a particular focus on applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Fellows transitioning to faculty are eligible to apply. The CTSA sponsors a similar program for medical students (TL1).
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Power Dynamics Series: This program grew out of a grassroots effort led by junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows to discuss gender equity issues in the Duke neuroscience community, and has been funded for the third consecutive year by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.
  • Hispanic & Latino Faculty Council: The goals of this council are to build fellowship, networking systems and engagement in a thoughtful exchange about how to foster greater inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos across the School of Medicine.
  • Leadership Advisory Council on Underrepresented Minority (URM) Faculty: In partnership with the Dean Office and the School’s senior leadership team, this council’s goal is to bring to the forefront issues of recruitment, retention and leadership development that URM faculty face at Duke.
  • Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee: The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) provides career mentoring, leadership development and social networking for minority faculty and trainees. It is composed of faculty, fellows, house staff and medical students who work closely with the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, and with the department’s house staff selection committee.
  • NIH Diversity Supplements: All NIH research grants are eligible for supplemental funds to support mentored research of under-represented minorities.
  • Research to Advance Healthcare Equity (REACH Equity): The Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity is one of 12 centers of excellence funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. REACH Equity conducts multidisciplinary research, provides research training, supports career development, fosters community engagement activities and creates an umbrella of collaboration and fellowship for Duke’s disparities investigators.
  • Black Student Alliance: The Duke University Black Student Alliance promotes academic achievement and intellectual pursuit, cultivates dynamic leadership, and strives to eliminate social barriers for all. Ultimately, the Black Student Alliance recognizes the humanity of others and demands that they do the same.
  • Center for Muslim Life: Duke University Center for Muslim Life is committed to enriching the lives of Muslim students and the whole campus through events and activities that cater to the spiritual, social, and intellectual needs of Duke students.
  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, housed in Duke Student Affairs, is committed to achieving an inclusive campus climate for students, staff, faculty and alumni with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement and providing space.
  • Coalition of Black Physicians: Founded in 2014 by African-American resident physicians in Durham, North Carolina, CBP represents a community of talented individuals who are ready to tackle inequality in healthcare. In our community, unapologetic blackness and excellence go hand-in-hand.  Our actions will speak volumes to those who will not hear our words.  Join us on our journey.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Power Dynamics Series: This program grew out of a grassroots effort led by junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows to discuss gender equity issues in the Duke neuroscience community.
  • Duke Minority Housestaff Association: This group was created to foster a community of wellness for trainees that are underrepresented within medicine, promote professional development through mentorship and forums, assist in diversity recruitment efforts and lead service initiatives in our local community.
  • Housestaff Association for Sexual & Gender Diversity: This group aims to support its resident and fellow members, foster a community within Duke Graduate Medical Education, generate networking opportunities, discover and amend gaps in medical education surrounding sexual and gender minorities and serve our local community through service and education.
  • International House: Duke International House provides educational programs, services, and advocacy to Duke global community on campus as well as outreach to the greater Durham area. They also offer extensive cross-cultural information and training to enhance the diversity mission of the university.
  • Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity: The Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity (OBGD) contributes to the diverse scientific climate within the biomedical graduate programs in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
  • Society for Advancement of Hispanic/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): The Duke University Chapter of SACNAS is a student group dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists in science.
  • Student National Medical Association: The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is an entirely student run organization for medical students of color that focuses on supporting minority medical students and their endeavors around the country. Duke SNMA is a chapter within the larger organization of SNMA that engages a large number of minority medical students at Duke and individuals within the community of Durham, NC.
  • Visiting Clinical Scholars Program: The Visiting Clinical Scholars Program welcomes underrepresented medical students from other schools for an elective rotation at Duke. This experience helps students see first-hand if Duke is a good fit for their house staff training.