Faculty and Staff

 

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Nerys C. Benfield, M.D.
Nerys C. Benfield, M.D.

Nerys Benfield M.D. M.P.H. is an Associate Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She is the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Benfield is the Director of Family Planning and the Fellowship in Family Planning within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health. She also directs the Global Women’s Health and Social Obstetrics and Gynecology Program. Dr. Benfield serves on the board of the Society of Family Planning and co-chairs their Diversity Equity and Inclusion working group.

Contact Information

Nerys C. Benfield, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
718.430.3272 
 

Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave, Belfer 410
Bronx, NY 10461

Irene Blanco
Irene Blanco, M.D., M.S.

Irene Blanco, M.D., M.S.
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity Enhancement
Professor, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
718.430.3091
irene.blanco@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 507

Nilda I Soto
Nilda I Soto, MS-Ed

Nilda I Soto, MS-Ed
Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity Enhancement
Director, Einstein Enrichment Program
718.430.3091
nilda.soto@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 507

Maddy Ebanks
Maddy Ebanks, BS-HSA

Maddy Ebanks, BS-HSA
Administrative Assistant
718.430.3091
madeline.ebanks@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 507

Fanta Sissoko
Fanta Sissoko

Fanta Sissoko
Program Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
718.430.3272
fanta.sissoko@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 403

Amira Williams
Amira Williams

Amira Williams, MS-Ed
Program Manager, Einstein Enrichment Program
718.430.4167
amira.williams@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 407

Denise Velasquez
Denise Velasquez

Denise Velasquez, MS-Ed
Counselor, Einstein Enrichment Program
718.430.4167
denise.velasquez@einsteinmed.edu
Belfer Building, Room 407

Faculty Diversity Action Plan Committee

The enhancement of the diversity and inclusivity of Einstein faculty, leadership and students requires a focused effort and action plan. Einstein has established a committee of senior faculty, and graduate students who along with the Dean, will establish a roadmap, suggest initiatives and provide oversight of the recruitment processes for faculty and students underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences. This committee would be advisory to the Dean and reports regularly to the Diversity Council.

The committee members, are also members of the Diversity Council, and includes:

Rhonda G. Acholonu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Leadership, Engagement & Diversity Program (L.E.A.D.)
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
 

Adebola A. Adedimeji, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science)
 

Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Medicine General Internal Medicine
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
 

Nerys Benfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor,Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Program Director, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health Family Planning
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 

Earl C. Chambers, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Family and Social Medicine Research Division
Associate Professor, Department of Family & Social Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
 

Dianne Cox, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology
 

John M. Greally, Ph.D., D.Med., M.B.,B.Ch.,B.A.O.
Professor, Department of Genetics, Medicine (Hematology), and Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)
Chief, Department of Genetics Division of Genomics
Director and Faculty Advisor, Center for Epigenomics
Faculty Advisor, Department of Genetics (Computational Genomics Core) and (Epigenetics Shared Facility)
 

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph. D.
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Chair, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Florence and Irving Rubinstein Chair in Neuroscience
 

Jose L. Pena, M.D., Ph. D.
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
 

Yvonne M Ramirez, M.B.A. (ex-officio)
Vice President for Human Resources
 

Caryn R. R. Rodgers, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
 

Student Members

Demario Chappell M.D. student
 

Taylor Thompson, MSTP candidate
Greally Lab