Research Workforce Core

The Research Workforce Core works toward transforming the composition and focus of Mount Sinai’s research workforce to reflect the diversity of our society and ensure that all research is conducted through an equity lens.

The Center for Scientific Diversity brings a rigorous, antiracist, research-driven, evidence-based, and culturally competent approach to its mission to increase the research success and ensure equitable advancement of underrepresented faculty investigators nationwide. The Center is led by Emma Benn, DrPH, who recently authored the book Power and Privilege: Reshaping the Opportunity Structure for Equitable Leadership in Statistics and Data Science.

Exceptional Scholars Program provides early-stage investigators from groups underrepresented in science with internal funding to help maintain momentum or accelerate their success towards an established career as a federally-funded investigator. In addition to the funding, the Institute for Health Equity Research connects awardees to key institutional career development resources and programs, as well as to external networking resources.

Health Disparities Consultation Service

The Health Disparities Consultation Service offers support to Mount Sinai researchers who are currently working on or are planning to conduct research involving diverse populations or research with a health equity focus, and who lack formal training in disparities research. Researchers receive expert advice from experienced disparities researchers or from community members, who can provide insight and guide inquiries, strategies, study design, analysis, and research methods.

This service is designed to encourage and enhance health equity science across the Mount Sinai Health System, and to foster long-term collaborations across departments, institutions, and community partners.

Please complete this form to submit a consultation service request.