Mission Statement

To promote an environment of diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) among our faculty, trainees and staff through education, training and mentorship.

To advocate for the underrepresented and underserved communities through all aspects of our clinical services, education and training, outreach and engagement, research and scholarship and professional development.

To make the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health a leader on campus, in our community and nationwide in respect and equity for all people, beliefs, needs and cultural traditions, in accordance with The Ohio State University and the College of Medicine’s Strategic Plan and Mission. Excellence is reached when we create an environment of inclusivity, equal opportunity and accessibility in which people from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and viewpoints collaborate, facilitate belonging and decrease bias and stigma.

Department DEI Council


Council members

DEI activities within Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

DEI activities within Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Additional DEI resources

Additional DEI resources

Funding opportunities

This page will be updated when funding opportunities that support DEI-related initiative, projects and activities are available. Please check back with us for announcements.


The Psychiatry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Fund supports the department’s efforts to promote a culture of inclusiveness and an academic environment in neuroscience and psychiatry where diversity of thought and perspective flourishes through diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives for faculty, clinicians, staff and learners.

Donate to the Psychiatry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Fund

Contact us about diversity, equity and inclusion

Contact us if you would like to make suggestions and/or join our effort: dei-psychiatry@osumc.edu