SON Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Together, we can "LEAD" the way to a stronger community.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is a vibrant and inclusive community that is committed to educating nurse leaders and scholars who are as diverse as the communities in which they live and serve. We are deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons inclusive of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status.

As one of the top nursing schools in the United States, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing takes great pride in being a leader in education and social change. Help us "LEAD" the way in making an impact.

L ean in to understand

E mbrace differences

A ct authentically

D on't defer action

Upcoming SON-DEI Events

Virtual Lunch & Learn Webinar
Tuesday, July 27th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
"Sex, Wounds, and Ostomies"
Meeting ID: 913 8860 5125

July 26th - National Disability Independence Day

July 27th - National Love is Kind Day

Back to School

Emory students, staff, and faculty are gearing up to return to campus after virtual learning and working for 16 months! We welcome everyone back and look forward to serving and meeting the needs our diverse community.

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Our Leadership

To further support our diverse community, the School of Nursing has created the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The Office of DEI reflects our unwavering commitment rooted in the core values of our mission. Our team is committed to using our experience and passion to fostering an academic workspace that is free of all forms of discrimination and allows every person to thrive and be recognized.

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Lisa Muirhead

DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Benjamin Harris

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Jennifer Allen

Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear – Khaled Beydoun

Antisemitism – Deborah Lipstadt

Biased – Jennifer Eberhardt

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People – Banaji/Greenwald

Dear White America – Tim Weiss

Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care: Your Story/Our Story – A Case-Based Compendium - Martin, Heron, Moreno-Walton, Strickland

How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

Inclusive Leadership – Sweeney/Bothwick

Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation – Derald Sue Wing

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement - Joseph Shapiro

Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped From the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi

Strategic Diversity Leadership – Damon Williams

The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

The Latino Threat – Leo Chavez

The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander

Whistling Vivaldi – Claude Steele

White Fragility - Robin Diangelo

White Rage – Carol Anderson


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Managing a Diverse Team
Skills for Inclusive Conversation

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Strategic Communication in the Workplace

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Crucial Conversations
Crucial Accountability
The Change Cycle
Navigating Beyond Conflict
Strategies for Influencing Others