OFDD Community Support Initiative

To build community and encourage new networks that enact positive change for diversity in academic medicine at Stanford, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) seeks to help faculty establish communities and networks for inclusion. Awardees receive some funding to organize networks with an impact on diversity, broadly defined. OFDD provides funds for a pilot year with the goal that groups also consider how they may secure other funds for the continuation of the network.

2023 Awardees

Irogue Igbinosa

Experiences of Black Pregnant People with Nutrition Counseling in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Analysis

Studies on the intersection of race with social determinants of health suggest critical evidence-based gaps in culturally congruent studies on dietary-appropriate counseling. This research proposes qualitative research to inform critical gaps in nutritional counseling to reduce anemia-related disparities.

Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa

Demographic Biases in COVID-19 in the Medicaid Population

This Community-Based Participatory Research project aims to co-design and test the feasibility of a comprehensive social determinants of health and resource navigation training for Community Health Workers, with the potential to strengthen social service delivery models and advance solutions to better meet the needs of local urban and rural Latinx communities.

Lisa Goldman-Rosas

IDD-TRANSFORM en Español: Expanding a Patient-Researcher Collaborative about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Include Spanish Speaking Patients

The goal of this engagement project is to expand our community-academic partnership focused on improving health and healthcare for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) of Spanish-speaking Latinx patients. It is critical to engage this community in our partnership to ensure that our interventions are responsive to their needs and priorities.

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Please sign up here to express interest in any of the 2020-2021 Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Community Support Programs. Please note that at this time, these networks are for Stanford Medicine affiliates only.