7371-Sotto, Sylk

Sylk M. Sotto, EDD, MBA, MPS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

EH 305
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Sotto is the Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She co-chairs the school’s Diversity Council; serves on numerous institutional committees; and teaches several courses, including research ethics, culturally relevant practices in medicine, and Foundations of Clinical Practice in the Spanish immersion program. Her scholarship and research center on (in)equity in academic medicine. Her interests include faculty affairs and professional development; STEM/medical education; higher-ed administration and leadership; the intersection of health equity and research ethics; and equity, inclusion, and diversity. She is affiliated with the Indiana CTSI, IU Center for Bioethics, as well as with Indiana University, Bloomington, through the National Institute for Transformation and Equity (NITE). At the national level, Dr. Sotto serves on the Board of Directors and as Diversity & Inclusion liaison for the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). With over 20 years of administration experience, she is also President of the Association for Administrators in Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is an active member of various AAMC groups, ASHE, the POD Network, NADOHE, and NAMME.

Available for speaking engagements.
Pubs: Sotto-Santiago, S.   

Key Publications

Sotto-Santiago S., Slaven J., Rohr-Kirchgraber T. (2019) (Dis)Incentivizing Patient Satisfaction Metrics: The Unintended Consequences of Institutional Bias. Health Equity. 2019 Feb 4;3(1):13-18. doi: 10.1089/heq.2018.0065. 2019.

Tori, A. J., *^ Sotto-Santiago, S., Sharp, S., & Mac, J. (2019). Defining Student Success in Academic MedicineJournal of Medical Education17(3). ^Corresponding author.

*Sotto-Santiago, S., Saelua, N., Tuitt, F. (2019) “All Faculty Matter”: The Continued Search for Culturally Relevant Practices in Faculty Development. Journal of Faculty Development. Volume 33. September 2019. Pp.83-94(12).

*Sotto-Santiago, S. (2019). Time to reconsider the word minority in academic medicine. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity, 12(1), 72-78.

*Sotto-Santiago, S., Mac, J, Duncan, F, Smith, J. (2020). “I didn’t know what to say.”: Responding to Racism, Discrimination, and Microaggressions with the OWTFD Approach”.  Meded Portal. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10971

Sotto-Santiago, S
. (2020). Am I Really Good Enough?”: Black and Latinx Experiences with Faculty Development.” To Improve the Academy, Journal of Educational Development. Vol.39, No. 2 (Fall 2020).

Sotto-Santiago S, Dilly C, O’Leary H, Craven H, Kara A, Brown C, Kressel A, Rohr-Kirchgraber T, DiMeglio L.  (2021) Reframing Productivity, Promotion and Tenure As a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Faculty Development, 35(1).  

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
  • Co-Chair, IU School of Medicine Diversity Council
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indiana CTSI
  • Affiliate Faculty, IU Center for Bioethics
  • Affiliate, National Institute for Transformation and Equity

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