Our Commitment

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Office of Student Diversity (OSD) at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is to:

  • Promote the recruitment and retention of a talented and diverse medical and graduate student body, particularly from populations underrepresented in science (URiS) and medicine (URiM)
  • Ensure that all students inclusive of gender, sexual, racial, ethnic, cultural, political, and religious identity and background, have a genuine sense of belonging in the Weill Cornell Medicine community
  • Help students achieve their highest potential for scholarly excellence and career advancement
  • Engage and support community service and outreach both in medicine and science to underserved communities

Office of Student Diversity

445 East 69th Street, Room 110

New York, NY  10021

Fax: 212-746-8211



Joy D. Howell, MD, FAAP, FCCM

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life

Director, Traveler Summer Research

Fellowship Program for Premedical Students

Tel: 212-746-1057

Email: wjdh2002@med.cornell.edu

Yazmin Carrasco, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life

Tel: 212-746-6122

Email: ypc4001@med.cornell.edu

Roxana Mesías, PhD

Diversity Program Manager, Graduate School

Tel: 212.746.1060

Email: rem4008@med.cornell.edu

Sahira Torres, M.S.

Coordinator, Office of Community Service

Tel: 212-746-3390

Email: sjt2003@med.cornell.edu

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065