The mission of the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is two-fold. The first part of our mission is to create a culture where inclusion fuels innovation and quality while also addressing health and education inequities within the University of Utah Health. An inclusive climate is vital to the intellectual rigor, commitment to excellence, and the social fabric of the University; preparing faculty, staff, students, and trainees with evidence-based skills necessary to provide high-quality and high-value care in a world defined by cultural and intellectual diversity.

The second portion of our charge is to establish coordinated outreach and inclusion efforts across U of U Health that ensure the workplace environment attracts and promotes the success of diverse communities. 

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Jun 13, 2019

Blog Post - Hanthao Phan

4th year University of Utah and Health Sciences LEAP student, Hanthao Phan received a travel award to present her research at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research. In this blog post, Hanthao discusses the conference and her research in greater detail. ... Read More

Jun 05, 2019

Phoebe Draper's Oaxaca Project

The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion was pleased to offer financial support to Phoebe Draper, a 3rd year med student for her valuable work in Oaxaca, MX. Phoebe discusses her project in more detail. ... Read More

Closing Dinner
Apr 15, 2019

Closing Dinner

The Annual Health Sciences LEAP Closing Dinner was held Friday, April 12th, 2019. This year's graduates are an exceptional group of students and we are proud to honor their achievements. ... Read More


José E. Rodríguez, MD

Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion

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Phone: 801-585-1934

Jen Wilson
Programs Manager, Community

Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion
26 South 2000 East
5750B HSEB
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112