Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Department of Pediatrics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Why it Matters

Mission Statement

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine pursues excellence in every domain of our mission. We continually work towards these goals as we teach learners, deliver clinical care, conduct research, and serve our community.  Fostering an inclusive environment that values the diverse experiences and perspectives of faculty, staff, learners, patients, and partners drives our ability to innovate and serve our community.

We treasure inclusion as part of our mission – it is intrinsically valuable. The Department of Pediatrics faculty and staff believe that the constant adoption of inclusive practices will allow us to create a vibrant, welcoming, and culturally diverse environment where each individual has the opportunity to learn, succeed, and improve the health care needs of children during the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

University of Louisville DEI Resources:

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Antiracism Knowledge Base
  • University of Louisville Faculty Handbook for Community-Engaged Scholarship
  • The University of Louisville School of Medicine has received national attention for its implementation of eQuality and is the first medical school in the nation to implement the AAMC competencies to care for individuals who are LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and born with differences in sexual development (DSD). The UofL LGBT center is a great resource for everyone with offices on Belknap (ph: 502-852-0696) and Health Science Center (ph: 502-852-5861) campuses

Our residency program is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our patients, our students, our residents, and our faculty. 

We are committed to UofL's Cardinal Anti-Racism agenda.  We are excited to be apart of the Norton Healthcare's commitment to address health equity, ensure primary care for the community, hire a leadership team that reflects community demographics, educate and advocate about health policy issues, and and invest in underserved areas of Louisville.

 Meet Our Resident Committee

UofL Pediatric Resident Poster Presentations 2023

  • Difficult Conversations: Addressing Microaggressions
    Kaquanta Barlow, MD
  • Assessment of Family Planning Readiness in Transgender Youth in an Urban Multi-Disciplinary Gender Clinic
    Ryan Conard, MD
  • Improving Awareness and Education of Elopement Risks in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Pediatricians
    Stephanie Battistini, MD
  • Addressing Food Insecurity in Pediatric Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Ali Mientus, MD
  • 2021 CATCH Grant:  Pediatric Emergency Education for Refugee/Asylee Caregivers
    Meagan Doyle, MD
  • Utilizing Electronic Health Records and QI to combat infant mortality health disparities
    Kyle Stewart, MD
  • Human Trafficking and the Healthcare System:  A Pilot Educational Module for Residents
    Naomi Warnick, MD

The Health Science Center's Office of Diversity and Inclusion places a major emphasis on increasing the number of students from racial/ethnic groups designated as underrepresented into the health professions system. 

The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias.

Centers & Offices

The UofL Department of Pediatrics' Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence strives to bring awareness to resources available, below are materials reviewed by Department of Pediatrics faculty, staff, and learners.


Position Paper(s)

Academic Pediatric Association - Anti-Racism & Equity Toolkit

The Academic Pediatric Association (APA)’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Taskforce, tasked with determining tactics to combat systemic racism and discrimination against the underrepresented in academic pediatrics, created this toolkit to readily equip academic pediatricians with the necessary resources to achieve these goals. This toolkit is made to support pediatric clinicians in all facets of their academic practice, including leadership-practice, peer-peer, provider-patient, and educator-trainee interactions.

Materials Available on their site:

  • Tools for Learning
  • Tools for Action
  • Curated Resources:
    • Articles/Books
    • Toolkits
    • Video Resources
    • Workshop Materials/Tools
    • Patient Education Tools
    • Podcasts

Other Helpful Resources

As pediatricians, the Department of Pediatrics talks to children of all ages about a plethora of topics, including safety in the home and in the community where they live.  It's important to talk to children about current events while assisting them to process feelings and addressing concerns.  Below are resources the Department of Pediatrics' faculty and staff recommend for parents and caregivers.


Infographic Source

Web Resources for Parents

Web Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Coming Soon


Web Resources for Teachers

Books for Children (Birth to 13 years)

Books for Teens... Coming Soon

Books for Adults... Coming Soon


Have you ever witnessed a conversation where someone uses discriminatory language? Did you know how to respond?  Check out these strategies developed to help you become an Upstander.

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