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. Learn more by listening to their interviews on 'This Is How We Do It' Podcast of Women as One. Harper, W. On Gaming the System - Part 1. and Anand, S. On Gaming the System - Part 2
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
Publications
Diversity Among Health Care Leaders in Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study of Perceived Gender and Race
Events
FHS Women's Symposium 2022: Building Alliances for the Future - March 31, 2022
Black History Month at Faculty of Health Sciences - February 2022

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, Division of Cardiology

Betty Chui

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Associate Professor

James Demetrios Douketis

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Hematology & Thromboembolism
Dr. James Douketis
Professor, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Hematology & Thromboembolism

Mylinh Duong

MD, MBBS, FRCPC
Medicine, Respirology, General Internal Medicine
Duong, Mylinh
Associate Professor

Stephanie Garner

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medicine, Rheumatology
Garner, Stephanie
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
liaw_patricia
Professor, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism

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
GraemeMatheson
Budget Manager, Medicine

Shamir Mehta

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medicine, Cardiology
Shamir Mehta
Professor, Division of Cardiology

Manali Mukherjee

PhD
Medicine, Respirology
Mukherjee, Manali
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, MEd, FRCPC
Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
Mimi Wang
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


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Selection committees



Resources

 

Our Department 2020


This survey had a very good response rate of 74% with 253 responses. The infographic shows the profile of respondents by division, gender, rank and ethnicity. It includes the proportion of respondents who have received formal training in unconscious bias (57%) and equity and diversity (55%).
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COVID-19


A majority of faculty expressed their significant about acquiring COVID, and the impact of the COVID pandemic on their clinical practice, and scholarly activities. Furthermore, the transition of managing working from home, care of dependents, and home-schooling children was reported as substantial. We also observe the excess burden of hours spent doing the job and burnout reported by female faculty.
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Unprofessionalism


This infographic shows the 2020 survey data as compared to 2019 survey data. There have been some small improvements, and other components have not changed. There is a greater awareness now of the DoM policies to address unprofessionalism.
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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
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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

Harper W, Massarella C. Transgender Care. Chair's Grand Rounds. February 4, 2021.
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.
Reid S, Chan T. Women in Academia. MacPFD Spark Podcast. 

Ethnicity/Race

Ellis J, Otugo O, Landry A, Landry A. Interviewed while Black. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 17;383(25):2401-2404. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2023999.
Dr. Sean Wharton. City Wide Grand Rounds Talk on Anti-black Racism and Obesity Bias. January 23, 2021.

Sharda S, Dhara A, Alam F. Not neutral: reimagining antiracism as a professional competence. CMAJ. 2021 Jan 18;193(3):E101-E102. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.201684.
Dr. Ellen Amster and Dr. Sonia Anand. Race and Colonialism in the History of Medicine and Public Health Workshop. November 24, 2020.
Sarah Adjekum, Lyndon George, Dr. Ameil Joseph, and Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek. From Stories to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare. McMaster University Department of Medicine's Chairs Grand Rounds. MacPFD Spark Podcast. October 1, 2020
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, McMaster University. 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
Brooks D, Chan T. Sponsorship & Mentorship. MacPFD Spark Podcast.

 

Innovations

 

Harper, W. On Gaming the System - Part 1. This Is How We Do It Podcast. Women as One.
Anand, S. On Gaming the System - Part 2. This Is How We Do It Podcast. Women as One.

 

 


 



 


Advisory committee

Sonia Anand

MD, PhD
Anand, Sonia
Professor, Division of Cardiology
Associate Chair, Equity & Diversity; Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; Director, Population Genomics Program



Shamir Mehta

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Shamir Mehta
Professor, Division of Cardiology
Douglas Holder-PHRI Chair in Interventional Cardiology; 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
Placeholder portrait image for Haroon Yousuf
Assistant Professor



Madeleine Verhovsek

MD, FRCPC
Madeleine Verhovsek
Associate Professor
Chief of Medicine, St. Joseph's Healthcare



Patricia Liaw

BSc, MSc, PhD
liaw_patricia
Professor, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism
Jack Hirsh Professorship in Thrombosis



Mylinh Duong

MD, MBBS, FRCPC
Duong, Mylinh
Associate Professor



Manali Mukherjee

PhD
Mukherjee, Manali
Assistant Professor



Stephanie Garner

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Garner, Stephanie
Assistant Professor
Vasculitis Fellowship Program Director



Annette Rosati

MBA
Rosati, Annette
Director of Administration


Graeme Matheson

BSc
GraemeMatheson
Budget Manager, Medicine
Business Manager, MODR


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