Office of Diversity Inclusion

The Office of Diversity Inclusion promotes increased recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minority students and faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Office, led by Josephine Kim, PhD, seeks to emulate the Harvard tradition of excellence in education, science, and public health by supporting a well-trained faculty, while creating oral health leaders reflecting the larger community that we serve.


  • Foster an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to all members of the community
  • Provide support for a diverse population
  • Develop a recruitment strategy to increase enrollment of students from underrepresented minorities
  • Develop and implement a plan to recruit faculty from underrepresented minorities
  • Enhance and develop curricula that address issues of diversity, cross-cultural care, and sensitivity


The HSDM Office of Diversity Inclusion partners with several offices at Harvard Medical School, including the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs.

Diversity Event: HSDM Students Stand Together for Peace

At the end of 2015, students from HSDM gathered together for an event to promote peace after violent attacks around the world throughout the year of 2015. View their video messages for peace: