Office of

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. We are deeply committed to promoting diversity and sustaining a climate of inclusion. We strongly believe that diversity, as a driver for excellence, will prepare students to serve the needs of an increasingly multicultural patient population and will assist in working towards attaining health equity for all sectors of the community.

White Coat ceremony
Anatomy Lab
EMT Practice
White Coat ceremony


To strive to attain health equity for all through recruitment initiatives, enhanced medical curricula, and inclusive programs that aim to engender empathy and cultural awareness.


Our goal is to create an environment in which individual differences are not only respected and valued, but also celebrated by everyone.
Through our programs and curricular innovations, we take responsibility for creating an inclusive academic milieu that supports the distinctive contribution of every individual to high-quality outcomes in patient care, education, and research.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership

Robert Roswell, MD

Robert Roswell, MD, FACP, FACC
Associate Dean
for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Catherine Bangeranye, PhD

Catherine Bangeranye, PhD
Associate Dean
for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Professional Development


For more information, please contact 

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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