Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Desmond Patton and the science of being human

Penn Integrates Knowledge University professor Desmond Upton Patton discusses his research in social media and violence, finding an interdisciplinary career in social work, communication, data science, and psychiatry, and why his open-mindedness never stops.

Kristina García

The disability docket

Penn Carey Law professors Jasmine Harris and Karen Tani have published a paper in American University Law Review that highlights the disability through-line in the Supreme Court’s recent cases.

From Penn Carey Law

One year post-Dobbs, what’s actually happened?

Four takeaways from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences researchers in the aftermath of the 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

Huffington Post

Every hospital system needs an LGBTQ health director

Kevin Kline has been appointed medical director for LGBTQ health at Penn Medicine.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine appoints first medical director of LGBTQ health

Kevin Kline speaks about his appointment as Penn Medicine’s first medical director of LGBTQ health and his concerns about politicization of care.


Religion News Service

How a mysterious Indian religious figure united Hindus and Muslims

In an Op-Ed, Murali Balaji of the Annenberg School for Communication says that Shirdi Sai Baba’s influence in shaping Indian spirituality could be instrumental to building bridges between Hindus and Muslims.



Why class diversity can be ‘invisible’ at colleges

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the socioeconomic diversity of Black students on college campuses.


The Business Journals

Increasing health equity in Alzheimer’s disease research

The University of Pennsylvania is included in a national outreach and recruitment effort for a $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to assist in the inclusion and health equity of treating Alzheimer’s disease in Black patients.


CBC Radio (Canada)

It was years before I ever saw a Black doctor. Now that I'm a doctor, not much has changed

A study by researchers from Penn Medicine found that racialized people are more satisfied with care when it's provided by physicians with the same racial or ethnic background as themselves.