Diversity Committee's Mission Statement
The Stanford OB/GYN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee exists to foster a thriving environment for patients, trainees, faculty and staff. Our mission is to enrich a community that embraces sexual and reproductive health care reflective of a breadth of ethnicities, races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, and beliefs, with a common goal of achieving sexual and reproductive justice.
Message from the Chair
"Embracing diversity is not only crucial to Stanford, but also central to the character and culture of our department. Science has shown time and time again that bringing together diverse perspectives drives innovation and robust problem solving.
As leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology, we value diversity within our faculty, trainees and staff.We know that building an inclusive body of thinkers, learners and providers will reflect the population of those we serve, ensuring care that is precise, empathic and compassionate. We also believe that doing so creates a community that has the capacity to offer truly creative and novel solutions to the most human of problems."
Gender-based salary differences in academic medicine: a retrospective review of data from six public medical centers in the Western USA
Authors: Hayley Miller, Elizabeth Seckel, Chrislyn L White, Diana Sanchez, Erika Rubesova, Claudia Mueller, Katherine Bianco
The gender wage gap is glaring, with women earning about 72 cents for every dollar men earn. We want to understand why the gender wage gap exists in academic medicine.
Hayley Miller, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow
Department Programs and Collaborations
DEI Research Opportunities
Funding opportunities are avilable to support Postdoc and Graduate students that will help to diversify the scientific research enterprise. Find funding opportunities by searching for sponsor, research topic, eligibility requirements, or deadline in the table below. Opportunities differ on the specifics of funding support, eligibility criteria, and the mechanism of support (i.e., supplements faculty member's award or institutional education).
Diversity in the News
Stanford Health Care affiliates highlight gaps in LGBTQ+ health care delivery
Stanford Health Care leaders highlighted health disparities among LGBTQ+ individuals in a Thursday webinar about the emerging LGBTQ+ Health Program designed to serve gender and sexual minorities in the Bay Area and beyond.
Immigrant Women are Essential: Sociocultural Factors Clinicians Should Know During Times of Crisis
As health care and economic resources are diverted to what is deemed "essential" during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonathan Shaw, MD, discusses unique sociocultural challenges faced by immigrant women that contribute to health disparities on KevinMD's blog.
Guidance Helps Clinicians Counsel Transgender Patients on Contraception
More research is needed about contraceptive needs and health effects on transgender and gender-diverse people.
Prepregnancy Counseling for People of All Genders: Enhancing Safe and Accessible Family Building for Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Non-binary Individuals
Dr. Erica Martinez and Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver's article was published in Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports.
The Imperative for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Inclusion: Beyond Women's Health
In Obstetrics & Gynecology Green Journal, Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, provides commentary.
PRIDE's Team Publications
- Beyond ‘women’s health’: the imperative for transgender and gender non-binary inclusion" This article advocates for all points of sexual and reproductive health access, research, sources of information, and care delivery comprehensively include and are accessible to people of all genders.
- "Contraceptive Counseling for Transgender Men and Gender Diverse People Who Were Female Sex Assigned at Birth: A Narrative Review and Patient-Centered Clinical Practice Guide" Contraception outlines considerations for care providers of transgender and gender-diverse populations when it comes to contraception.
- "Development of an affirming and customizable electronic survey of sexual and reproductive health experiences for transgender and gender non-binary people" PLoS One covers the development, rationale and patient response to a sexual and reproductive health survey that allows patients to use affirming language for their sexual anatomy in the survey. The article contains the survey and downloadable code for programming the survey for use.
Behind the Scenes with the Co-Director of the PRIDE Study
In our "Behind the Scenes" series, Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, researchers and staff members share a glimpse of their daily lives. For Stanford obstetrician/gynecologist Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, there is no typical day. Part of what she loves about her job is that every day is different.
MCHRI Awards a Clinical Educators Grant
Kay Daniels, MD; Amy Judy, MD, MPH; and Katherine Bianco, MD, received a Clinician Educators grant from MCHRI to measure the effectiveness of a training program developed at Stanford called Global Outreach Mobile Obstetrics Medical Simulation (GOMOMS).
LGBTQ+ Doulas Help New Parents Thrive, No Matter How They Identify
For expectant and new parents, queer doulas can provide lifesaving patient advocacy, affirmation, and harm reduction, filling in crucial healthcare industry gaps.
For Transgender Men, Pain of Menstruation is More than Just Physical
Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-nonconforming people face during "that time of the month." Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in NBC story.
The "All of Us" Cohort - Progress Report
In The New England Journal of Medicine, with more than one fifth of the target enrollment completed, the investigators report on progess and challenges.
The PRIDE Study
In the Journal of Americal Medical Informatics Association June 2019 issue, Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver's national research study focused on a digital health research platform for community engagement, recruitment and retention of sexual gender minority adults.
Trump’s Military Ban Ignores Science to Inflict Harm
Trump's transgender military ban becomes reality: openly transgender people cannot join the military — and many who are already within its ranks can face discharge if they receive a gender dysphoria diagnosis while serving.
Opening the OB/GYN Door for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients
OB/GYNS who are open, accepting and supportive of the SGM community can help eliminate critical health disparities and also reap benefits for their practices.
Diversity at Stanford Medicine
Diversity is a core value. We draw from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership.
Stanford University's Diversity and Access Office
The Diversity and Access Office (D&A Office) is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action goals.
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)
Serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Programs and initiatives influence the recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty.
Graduate Medicine Education (GME)
Addressing systems of privilege including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability. Representation matters, period. Our mission and values align with the goals of Stanford Medicine.
The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or D-CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.
Gift Helps Eliminate Medical School Debt for Students with Financial Need
Philanthropic funding will cover both tuition and living expenses for students who qualify for aid, eliminating the need for medical school loans.