Supporting Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity in the Infectious Disease Workforce

Jasmine R. Marcelin, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Julie K. Silver

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Abstract

In medicine, a wide array of evidence demonstrates the presence of gender, racial, ethnic, and other disparities in representation, compensation, and career development. These disparities also exist in the field of infectious diseases, providing important opportunities for the Infectious Diseases Society of America to identify and report its successes in and challenges to achieving equity. In this article, we review the literature documenting challenges with equity broadly in medicine and specifically in infectious diseases. We then introduce the Be Ethical Campaign, an initiative that encourages healthcare leaders to use metrics and data analysis to identify workforce equity gaps and pursue opportunities to close them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjiz213
Pages (from-to)S50-S61
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume220
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2019

Keywords

  • Be Ethical Campaign
  • Diversity
  • access
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • infectious diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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