Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness Committee

Mission Statement

To promote an inclusive environment by improving the representation of a diverse workforce at all levels of our organization, ensuring a workplace of acceptance and respect, and adopting wellness as a sustainable value to achieve the common goal of academic excellence.


Diversity: Embrace and celebrate diversity in our workplace where all individuals are respected and supported.

Inclusion: Ensure access, respect, and inclusiveness in the BMEII community and working environment.

Wellness: Promote a supportive and academically nurturing workplace to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of all BMEII employees.

Communication: Increase awareness of resources, events, and opportunities that foster a vision of inclusive excellence throughout BMEII and the greater Mount Sinai community.

Current Members: Claudia Mani, Sara Lewis, Stefanie Hectors, Shira Roszler, Yang Yang, Catherine Ma and Priti Balchandani
Links to resources for students/postdocs/staff for wellness and inclusion.:


Student/Trainee Mental Health is available for medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, resident physicians, and clinical fellows at all campuses. To connect with these services, email STMH@mssm.edu, or reach members of the Student/Trainee Mental Health Team confidentially at 212-659-8805.

The Employee Assistance Program at Mount Sinai provides free, confidential short-term counseling services to Mount Sinai employees and your covered dependents. Licensed social workers trained to provide counseling services to individuals in need of personal assistance provide counseling. EAP is located at 19 East 98th Street, third floor, Suite 3A. To obtain additional information or to make an appointment, please contact EAP at 212-241-8937.

ICARE at Mount Sinai provides emotional peer support and counseling for staff who have been involved in an adverse event or workplace crisis. To contact ICARE or learn more, call 212-241-8989. A confidential voicemail system is available 24/7.

To connect with the Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai, please call 212-241-7262.

To reach the Psychiatry Faculty Practice, please call 212-659-8752.

Link on the Ombuds Office:


Briefly, this office is intended to help solve problems or conflicts that trainees or faculty encounter at work, and is independent from any other organizational structure here in the institution.

For faculty, the ombudsperson is Deborah Marin, and for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows is George Huntley. Additional information about the Ombuds Office and contacts are available on the website.


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