Office of diversity, equity, and inclusion created
July 17, 2020
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J. Michael Moore
Dir. of Communications
Dean Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, has named Dr. Lisa Muirhead as the school’s first Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
“I am excited to assume the new role of Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I take this position very seriously and understand the complexities of the work” Muirhead said. “We need to promote equal opportunities in education, practice, and research. It is critical we build a diverse nursing workforce, cultivate a learning environment and workplace of inclusion."
In her new role, Muirhead will spearhead the School of Nursing's efforts to create and sustain an even stronger campus culture that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion. In addition to the creation of this position, the school has also created the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which will be co-led by Muirhead. The focus of this new office will be to implement the school’s diversity initiatives, enhance the curricula in all nursing programs, and continuously and effectively support the school’s community.
“This new role is integral to strengthening the School’s commitment to building and fostering diversity, social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, restoration, reconciliation, and accessibility” McCauley said. “The faculty at Emory’s School of Nursing are committed to creating an environment free of discrimination and wholeheartedly believe Dr. Muirhead will be an outstanding leader in our efforts.”
Muirhead has been a member of Emory’s faculty since 2012 and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a nationally recognized expert in delivering care to veterans and vulnerable populations and stands as a consultant to numerous professional advisory boards focused on bettering these populations.