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Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Associate Dean, Stanford Medicine

Joyce Sackey

Joyce A. Sackey, M.D. FACP is the inaugural Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO) for Stanford Medicine. Dr. Sackey is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean within the Stanford School of Medicine. As Stanford Medicine’s CEDIO, Sackey reports to Dean Lloyd Minor, and CEOs David Entwistle and Paul King, and she is responsible for designing, developing, and driving enterprise-wide strategies and efforts to advance inclusive excellence, health equity and justice. In addition, Sackey supports and unifies existing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts underway at the School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, and Stanford Health Care. She also provides oversight for the implementation of recommendations issued by the Commission on Justice and Equity.

Prior to joining Stanford Medicine, Dr. Sackey was Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Tufts University’s Health Sciences campuses in Boston and Grafton. She was also the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professor and Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), where she oversaw the school’s key diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as well as TUSM’s global health programs. 

Dr. Sackey received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She completed her residency in internal medicine and advanced fellowship training in medical education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.