Diversity Committee
From left: Erica Martinez, MD; Irogue Igbinosa, MD; Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, FACOG; Katherine Bianco, MD; Ruben Alvero, MD. Not pictured: Daychin Campbell, Stephanie Melchor, MD. Not present: Kate Shaw, MD, and Cathy Seckel


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."

Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Urology
Clincial Associate Professor and Department Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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

Why is it so hard for black women to get diagnosed with endometriosis?

Diana Atashroo, MD, along with other experts in SHAPE'S online magazine, breaks down the barriers inhibiting Black women from receiving accurate and timely diagnoses and treatment.

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.

Protecting Your Birth: A Guide For Black Mothers

Dr Erica Cahill's research is featured in the New York Times, focusing on how racism can impact pre- and postnatal care — and advice for speaking to your Ob-Gyn about it..

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

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.

Stanford Resources

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.

Join the Stanford Medicine +OUTlist

The OUTlist is a resource supporting Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ individuals in community-building, mentorship, and visibility.