Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Department of Pediatrics
Diversity 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 and School of Medicine Resources:

  • 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

Resources for Faculty and Learners

Recommended Journal Articles

Recommended Position Paper

Racism and Its Harmful Effects on Non-dominant Racial-Ethnic Youth and Youth-Serving Providers: A Call to Action for Organizational Change.  Due to this position paper Minnesota Medical Association created a free course that examines how racism affects health

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 and Inclusive Excellence strives to bring awareness to pediatrics faculty, staff, and learners. Also see: UofL Health Sciences Center Resources/Recommended Links.


Below we have listed articles that have been reviewed by the committee.

American Academy of Pediatrics Diversity and Inclusion Statement

New Resources and Strategies to Advance the AAP's Values of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity
Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP, Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, DeWayne M. Pursley, MD, MPH, FAAP

Racism and Its Harmful Effects on Nondominant Racial - Ethnic Youth and Youth-Serving Providers:  A Call to Action for Organizational Change
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine



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.  Times of unrest can be stressful for children, and adults alike.  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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