January 2019: Dr. Carol Horowitz Appointed as Dean for Gender Equity in Science & Medicine

Dr. Carol Horowitz

We are proud to announce that The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created a new position, Dean for Gender Equity in Science and Medicine, to advance efforts to provide a supportive, collegial environment in which faculty, students, and trainees will succeed and feel valued without experiencing bias relating to their gender. Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH, Professor of Population Health Science and Policy & P30 Community Engagement Core Co-Director, has been named to the new position.


Dr. Horowitz will interact with constituents to gather information on their experiences and perceptions. She will use this input to tackle a broad range of issues, including correcting possible inequities in compensation, hiring, promotion, and evaluation; raising awareness of and opportunities to promote equity; and working to eliminate bias throughout the Mount Sinai community.


Additionally, Dr. Horowitz will create an inventory of current programs and conduct needs assessments to identify intervention opportunities. She will develop and deploy programs that increase inclusiveness, thereby improving quality of life, recruitment, and retention across the Health System. Dr. Horowitz will also represent the Icahn School of Medicine externally and will strive towards a national and international leadership role on initiatives that promote equity. To read more click here.