At IU School of Medicine, the commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors. The school offers focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with the three foundational pillars: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence.

Representational Diversity

Representational Diversity

IU School of Medicine recruits talented trainees, faculty and staff from various backgrounds with focused efforts toward identified diversity categories.
Inclusive Environment

Inclusive Environment

IU School of Medicine is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters inclusion throughout the organization.
Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence

Culturally competent, patient-centered care is the foundation of providing excellent health care, eliminating health disparities and contributing to innovative breakthroughs in science.

Schoolwide Advocacy and Support

Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine is focused on advancing culturally competent education, clinical care and research and to develop a culture in which all individuals within the medical school community at all nine campuses feel included, valued and respected. This team is committed to establishing an organizational culture in which differences—including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and other physical abilities and qualities—are present and highly valued and where all people are inspired to fully participate.

Faculty-Focused Programs

Affirming diversity is an essential element in accomplishing the research, teaching and service missions of IU School of Medicine and in providing culturally competent health care. A diverse physician workforce is essential to meet the needs of the rapidly changing demographics of Indiana communities in today’s environment. Thus, Diversity Affairs supports IU School of Medicine faculty through structured programs, including the Diversity Recruitment and Retention programs.

Learner-Focused Programs

At IU School of Medicine, all learners on the path to becoming physicians, scientists and educators in academic medicine can find support at every stage of their training. With partners throughout Indiana University and the medical school’s host organizations at all nine campuses, learners can find support programs and resources.

Mistreatment Reporting

IU School of Medicine strives to provide a positive, inclusive environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. The school embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation. Learners or faculty who believe they’ve experienced or witnessed mistreatment are strongly encouraged to report it through the Mistreatment Incident Report Form.

Report Mistreatment

Meet the Team

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs
Alvaro J. Tori, MD

Alvaro J. Tori, MD

Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Javier F. Sevilla-Martir, MD

Javier F. Sevilla-Martir, MD

Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Paul L. Porter, MA,  PhD

Paul L. Porter, MA, PhD

Academic Specialist: Program and Evaluation Director, Office of Diversity Affairs

This team is further enhanced by the work of Jacqueline Mac, Graduate Assistant.

Strategic Partners

The commitment to a strong and diverse working and learning environment extends beyond IU School of Medicine to encompass all of Indiana University. IU School of Medicine faculty, students and staff are encouraged to connect with the groups and resources that best meet their needs at various stages of training and career progression.