Kamilah Dixon, MD
- Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Understanding different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences is crucial for effective patient care, particularly in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology when so many factors beyond medical care can impact health outcomes.
To be a leader in the field, our department has adopted a formal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative that is further enhanced by DEI efforts at The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center.
Our intent is to foster open, honest discussion that challenges our individual assumptions and encourages us to consider issues from different viewpoints. This not only fuels our own personal and professional growth, it also helps us meet our patients exactly where they are, so that we can provide the support and services they need for improved health and wellness.
This deliberate DEI focus has strengthened every aspect of our research, education, recruitment and retention. It has promoted a more inclusive environment, and it has also reinforced our resolve to eliminate structural racism and other barriers that negatively impact the health of marginalized populations.
This active club furthers discussion between faculty, staff and residents about racism’s impact on Ob/Gyn care. Past titles have included:
As a department at one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers — the first in the nation to publicly declare racism as a social determinant of health — we can readily access other valuable DEI experiences and resources as well, including: