Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Enhancing ‘representational equity’ on Wikipedia

As part of the inaugural Wiki Education Humanities & Social Justice Advisory Committee, Heather J. Sharkey, a professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will continue working to improve Wikipedia content on historically underrepresented topics.


Trust and equity in emergency departments

Penn Medicine is working to improve the emergency department experience for all patients, including those with distrust of the medical system at large.

Frank Otto

A Penn team’s push to make research more inclusive

Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is working to bring more underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds into their research, and to train AI models to be free from bias.

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Philadelphia Tribune

Fueling the next epidemic of HIV in Philadelphia: the boomerang effect of curtailing syringe exchange services for people who inject drugs

Florence Momplaisir of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine and Perelman’s Ronald Collman write that the recent Philadelphia city budget removing funding for syringe exchange will harm the city’s population.


Marketplace (NPR)

The success of women’s college basketball is more than just Caitlin Clark

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School says that women’s college basketball needs to cultivate more superstars and superstar matchups like Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese to keep investors bought in and fans engaged.



Supreme Court is under pressure to step into the debate over transgender rights

Tobias Barrington Wolff of Penn Carey Law says that appeals against punitive state bans concerning transgender rights make a strong case for Supreme Court intervention.


The Washington Post

The growing battle over corporate diversity practices, explained

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School says that corporate efforts to enhance diversity have faced significant pushback since their onset in the wake of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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.