2023 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Leadership Award
The winner of this award works on culture change in the clinical space including developing processes for policies to be created and reviewed with an anti-racism and healing-centered lens.
Archna Eniasivam, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco where she also serves as Director of Social Medicine for the Division of Hospital Medicine and a DEIB Physician Lead for UCSF Health. She co-leads her Division’s Anti-Racism Task Force and DEI Summer Internship for first year medical students. She co-led the Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN) Anti-Racism and Health Equity work group (2020-2022) benchmarking health equity initiatives across academic hospital medicine programs.
Dr. Eniasivam is committed to transforming systems and structures along with the people that uphold them. As a DEIB Physician Lead she works on culture change in the clinical space including developing processes for policies to be created and reviewed with an anti-racism and healing-centered lens. As Director of Social Medicine, she works to embed health equity into the pillars of quality improvement, faculty/staff development, research, and patient experience.
Her current focus is on building relationships with community organizations to better incorporate patients and community in identifying and addressing inequities within the hospital. In addition to mentoring faculty and learners, she also developed curriculum as a co-director (2017-2022) for six weeks of the first year of medical school focused on health systems science and social justice. She also co-led a Social Justice Discussion Club for Graduate Medical Education (2020-2022).
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