The Department of Education, Innovation and Technology is committed to creating a learning environment across Baylor College of Medicine that supports all intersectional identities by teaching and incorporating best practices in education to foster a culture that is just, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible.
The department will operate throughout Baylor College of Medicine through this lens in a number of ways. We utilize holistic review for all of our hiring practices. We offer a number of educator development initiatives that either focus or involve creating equitable and accessible learning environments. Finally, the department will continue to grow in this space by establishing a committee focused on principles of JDEIA (justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility).
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassadors
Adam Cohen, M.D., MEd
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Innovation and Technology
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Audrea Burns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology, Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Faculty College
Associate Program Director, Pediatrician-Scientist Program, Pediatrics Residency Program
Scholar, Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship in Medical Education, Texas Children’s Hospital
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Department of Education, Innovation and Technology JDEIA Committee is made up of passionate and invested educational professionals, this committee will help the Department identify priorities related to justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and move forward in our goals.
DEI Education and Development Resources
The Department of Education, Innovation and Technology offers the following opportunities for department and college faculty:
Fostering an Inclusive Learning Environment Professional Development Series - A faculty development series in the Department of Education, Innovation and Technology focused on applying educational strategies and skills to create inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning environments. This series will expand to include faculty throughout the college to provide a space for educators to become peer coaches in JDEIA topics in education.
Baylor College of Medicine Basic Educators Course - The Department of Education, Innovation and Technology is developing a course for all educators at Baylor College of Medicine through the lens of inclusive learning environments which includes content specifically on justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in education.
Highlighting Baylor's Diversity
Baylor promotes a culture where all people are welcome. Our faculty, staff and students describe what diversity means to them in the workplace, in science and medicine and on a personal level.