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, M.D., FAAP, FCCM

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Life

Vice Chair for Diversity in Pediatrics

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 

Tel: 212-746-1064 

Email: jdh2002@med.cornell.edu


Chantel Gooding

Diversity Coordinator

Tel: 212-746-1064

Email: chg2026@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