Title IX and Gender Equity

Title IX and Gender Equity

The DPHB is dedicated to supporting and maintaining an academic environment characterized by civility and respect. We follow the policies of Brown University, the affiliated hospitals, and the NIH regarding sexual and gender-based harassment and other prohibited conduct.  

The Brown University Title IX office is an important resource for students, trainees, and faculty:  https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/title-ix/

Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS)

Dedicated to the advancement of women faculty, residents, students and trainees in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University and The School of Public Health at Brown University, the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) serves to network women in medicine and science at all levels.  The office offers educational programs to meet the needs of its many constituencies.  

Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA)

We know a diverse workforce more effectively meets the needs of the diverse population of patients we serve. 

The BMHA is an organization that strives to promote the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through community building, mentorship, networking, and advocacy.

The Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) became a recognized housestaff organization in 2013. BMHA is advised through faculty, the GME Department and ODMA.

Department Initiatives

Our department has a longstanding history of leadership in diversity recruitment, mentoring, and education. The department's Diversity Committee is very active in recruiting diverse trainees to our training programs, enhancing education on diversity for trainees and faculty, and developing a programmatic approach to diversity mentoring.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Brown University executed Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (DIAP) in 2016. This strategic plan outlines concrete, achievable actions that must be taken to make the University more fully diverse and inclusive. Each academic and administrative unit, including the Warren Alpert Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, was required to establish their own plans that support the goals put forth in the DIAP.