Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Discrimination


  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism, Anti-Sexism, Anti-Gender Identity (IDEA). Our mission is to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity in the area of critical care.
  • The ECCC IDEA group is open to all who meet its high standards of academic excellence and integrity. The ECCC welcomes a diversity of ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, national, and international backgrounds, believing that the intellectual and social energy that results from such diversity is critical to advancing knowledge, research, mentorship, promotion and the provision of care to the critical care community.
  • ECCC IDEA group strives to create a community characterized by respectful and mutually supportive interaction among faculty, students, staff, and the wider world.


ECCC is a healthcare community internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members embrace respect and employ creativity, critique, and collaboration in providing courageous leadership for positive transformation in the world through teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action.

IDEA Co-Chairs

Ram Chaturvedi

Linda Cross

Acenith Garvey, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Emory Decatur Hospital

Wendy Greene, MD, FACS, FCCM

Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine; Director of Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory Healthcare Clifton Campus

Gina Oyagha

IDEA Committee Members

New Ideas/ IDEA Newsletter

Christele Francois, Christina Creel-Bulos, Debra Clyne, Ebonique Johnson, Erin Weinisch, Tara Singleton, Yolanda Stith*, Venu Velagapudi


Vishal Patel, Zhane' Thomas, Stephanie Busby, Tommy Thomas*, Xue Yu, Victor Sheppard, Vijal Patel*, Gaurav Budhrani

Development/ Implementation

Janet Borngesser, Jayme Robinson, Jeanette Gaston, Jonathan Suarez, Joseph Rad, Kathryn Carlson Wrammert


Rhea Battle, Acenith Garvey, Alex Truong, Amber Jones, Brittany Byrd, Brooke Rowling


Michael Sterling, Mitzie Reagan, Raymond Givens, Ryan Echols, Sou Osen

Research/ Survey

Amit Prabhakar, Linda Cross, Babar Fiza, Cheryl Hiddleson, Joseph Smith, Derek Polly

The Name

This film by Procter and Gamble highlights the importance of a name, and how pronunciation and understanding its meaning can create a greater sense of belonging for us all

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What to Do When Your Name is Mispronounced

On this episode of the Brown Table Talk podcast, hosts Dee C. Marshall and Mita Mallick talk about the value of your name inside and outside of the workspace and how to handle when your name is mispronounced.

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Project Implicit

Test yourself on your potential implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics!

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Discrimination and Harassment Reporting

The School of Medicine is committed to providing all faculty, staff and learners with an environment free from discrimination. As an Emory employee, if you become aware of such conduct, you must report it. Learn more about how to report discrimination and harassment.

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Unconscious Bias Training Sessions

Emory University’s School of Medicine and Office of Equity and Inclusion offers unconscious bias training sessions that are open to faculty, staff, and learners. Training sessions explore best practices for recruiting and the latest research on the impact of implicit associations on decision making.

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School of Medicine Office of Equity & Inclusion

Learn more about the Emory School of Medicine's DEI mission and initiatives, and how these efforts foster an inclusive climate and culture for all.

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School of Nursing DEI

Find news, resources, and upcoming event information centered around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

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The Rollins School of Public Health's Health Policy and Management (HPM) DEI Committee brings together faculty, staff, and students of HPM to discuss opportunities to advance the department’s equity of processes and policies and its inclusiveness and to enhance its efforts to deepen and honor its diversity.

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Emory Ombuds Office

A resource for faculty, staff, and students for Emory community members at every level to bring concerns about misunderstandings, incivility, or possible wrongdoing.

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