Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Cancer Center
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Cancer Center ensures that an inclusive culture, with increased diversity in our workforce is emphasized—including trainees, staff, and faculty—and helps to foster the career advancement of all members of our diverse community. Interim Associate Cancer Center Director, Dr. Barbara Burtness, has a long track record of advancing equity at Yale School of Medicine and nationally. In this role, she leads our community in implementing initiatives to enhance the culture of belonging at Yale Cancer Center, including programs and training in cultural and structural humility, stigma and discrimination, and sexual harassment.
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, and her team advocate for people and communities facing social and economic barriers to things such as housing, education, and employment.
Barbara Burtness, MD, is Interim Associate Cancer Center Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Cancer Center.
Don Nguyen, PhD, BS, leads intramural funding programs, and identifies new funding opportunities to broaden the funding support of Yale Cancer Center membership.
Alfred Lee, MD, PhD, is Director of the esteemed Yale Medical Oncology-Hematology Fellowship Program.