Equity & Diversity

The mandate of the Associate Chair of Equity and Diversity (ACED) is to measure and address inequities within the Department of Medicine by gender, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, and disability.

Current Initiatives underway:

  • Biennial survey of Faculty, next due in 2021
  • Equity Checklist for all new Faculty Recruits
  • Standardized advertising and interview process for leadership positions
  • Unconscious Bias training for Chairs of Selection committees
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement for new recruits
  • Testing a novel method for reducing bias and avoiding groupthink in selection procedures called DaVne led by Dr. William Harper
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
Upcoming Events

Equity and Diversity Medical Rounds in 2020-21


Welcome letter

 

The mandate of the Associate Chair of Equity and Diversity (ACED) is to measure and address inequities within the Department of Medicine by gender, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, and disability. This webpage is to help aid the Faculty in understanding issues regarding Equity and Diversity as it applies to Faculty members. We will also post resources you may find informative when considering these concepts in your clinical, education and research roles. If you have a specific interest and would like to participate in the development of events, programs, and materials, please contact us!



Advisory committee

Sonia Anand

MD, PhD
Medicine, Cardiology; Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Anand, Sonia
Professor

Betty Chui

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Associate Professor

James Douketis

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Hematology & Thromboembolism
Douketis, James
Professor

Mylinh Duong

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, Respirology, General Internal Medicine
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Associate Professor

Stephanie Garner

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medicine, Rheumatology
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Assistant Professor

William Harper

MD, FRCPC, ABIM
Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine
Harper, William
Associate Professor

Patricia Liaw

BSc, MSc, PhD
Medicine, Hematology & Thromboembolism
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Professor

Clara Lu

MD
Medicine
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General Internal Medicine Fellow

Carys Massarella

MD
Medicine, Emergency Medicine
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Assistant Clinical Professor

Graeme Matheson

BSc
Medicine
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Budget Manager, Medicine

Shamir Mehta

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medicine, Cardiology
Shamir Mehta
Professor

Manali Mukherjee

PhD
Medicine, Respirology
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Assistant Professor

Annette Rosati

MBA
Medicine
Rosati, Annette
Director of Administration

Madeleine Verhovsek

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, Hematology & Thromboembolism
Madeleine Verhovsek
Associate Professor

Mimi Wang

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
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Assistant Professor

Michelle Welsford

MD, FACEP, CCPE, FRCPC
Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Welsford, Michelle
Professor

Haroon Yousuf

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Assistant Professor


Recent news



 



 


Selection committees



Resources

 

Our Department 2019


The equity and Diversity survey was administered in Jan 2019. This survey was undertaken to better understand issues of equity, diversity and professionalism within our Department. The survey was administered to all GFTs by email in an anonymous fashion. The response rate was 199/330 = 60%.
Learn more

Racism in Medicine


Dr. Anand, June 2020
Learn more

Indigenous
Initiatives


Currently, the Department does not have any Indigenous faculty members. Our learning comes from involvement with the Indigenous Health Initiatives in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Individual non-Indigenous Department members do work with Indigenous partners in education and research.
Learn more


Department of Medicine Equity Checklist and Guidelines. 
Equity and Inclusion Office. McMaster Equity and Inclusion Policies.
Canadian Medical Association. Equity and diversity in medicine. Policy document. 2019-Dec-07.

Gender

Anand S, Jaeschke R. Gender on Academic Medicine. McMaster Textbook of Medicine. 2018-Aug-22.
Anand SS, Anand AI. Gender Equity in Academic Medicine: Why Should We Care? Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 14(1), 13-15. https://doi.org/10.22374/cjgim.v14i1.289
The Lancet Series of Gender Equality, Norms, and Health.

 

Ethnicity/Race

Canadian Public Health Association 2018. Statement on Racism and Public Health. 2018-Dec-17. 
Jones CP. Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. Am J Public Health, 2000;90(8):1212-1215
Racism and health disparities explored in Chanchlani lecture. Global Health Office. February 8, 2019.
Ibram X. Kendi. What is Anti-Black Racism? February 7, 2020.
DeAngelo, R. White Fragility, 2018

 

Indigenous Health

Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health edited by Margo Greenwood, Sarah De Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay, Charlotte Reading. 
Faculty of Health Sciences. Indigenous Health Initiatives. 

Physicians with Disabilities

Physicians with disabilities often undervalued. CMAJ News. April 20, 2017.
Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities

LGBTQ2

The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada. Report of the Standing Committee on Health by Bill Casey, Chair. June 2019.

Other

A brief whiteboard video to learn more about issues of EDI in Academy. Understanding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy by Dr. Sonia Anand

 


 



 


Advisory committee

Sonia Anand

MD, PhD
Anand, Sonia
Professor
Associate Chair, Equity & Diversity; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, HSF/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research; Director, Population Genomics Program



Shamir Mehta

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Shamir Mehta
Professor
Director, Interventional Cardiology, Hamilton Health Sciences; Interventional Cardiology AFC Fellowship Director



Michelle Welsford

MD, FACEP, CCPE, FRCPC
Welsford, Michelle
Professor
Emergency Medicine Division Director; Medical Director for the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for Paramedic Education & Research



Carys Massarella

MD
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Assistant Clinical Professor



William Harper

MD, FRCPC, ABIM
Harper, William
Associate Professor
Endocrinology and Metabolism Division Director



Haroon Yousuf

MD, FRCPC
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Assistant Professor



Madeleine Verhovsek

MD, FRCPC
Madeleine Verhovsek
Associate Professor
Red Cell Disorders Program Director



Patricia Liaw

BSc, MSc, PhD
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Professor



Mylinh Duong

MD, FRCPC
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Associate Professor



Manali Mukherjee

PhD
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Assistant Professor



Stephanie Garner

MD, MSc, FRCPC
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Assistant Professor



Annette Rosati

MBA
Rosati, Annette
Director of Administration


Graeme Matheson

BSc
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Budget Manager, Medicine
Business Manager, MODR


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