Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq)

Several Members of the Division of General Internal Medicine are intimately involved in the activities of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, a university-wide initiative bridging Cornell’s New York City and Ithaca campuses to respond directly to the growing need to better understand both the root causes and the manifestations (symptoms) of persistent health inequity. With a robust research agenda and through academic-community partnerships, the Center, founded by Monika Safford, M.D. and co-led by Monika Safford, M.D., Jamila Michener, Ph.D., and Jeff Niederdeppe, Ph.D., advances the science of health equity and takes steps to share knowledge in order to make quantifiable progress and to reduce persistent health disadvantages at the local, regional, and national levels.

The Center infrastructure consists of the following cores that will guide and inform all Center activities:

  • Education Core
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy Core
  • Research, Training, and Mentoring Core

The Education Core’s activities at Weill Cornell are supported by a recently funded Diversity Center of Excellence award from the Health Resources and Services Administration, with the main goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the workforce and in academic medicine. The four-year Diversity Center of Excellence, co-led by Susana Morales, M.D., and Monika Safford, M.D., will expand pipeline programs from middle school through undergraduates; enhance support for underrepresented minority medical students and trainees; expand faculty development to enhance hiring and retention of underrepresented minority faculty; and generate new knowledge on how to achieve health equity.

General Internal Medicine

Monika Safford, M.D., Chief

Blake Rambo, J.D., M.B.A., Administrator
Tel: (646) 962-5900
Fax: (646) 962-0508




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