Memorial Hermann Health System Appoints Toi B. Harris, MD, as Senior Vice President, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Dr. Harris brings a unique perspective to the role of Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer – that of an EDI expert and also a clinical practitioner. She has been practicing psychiatry for nearly 25 years and is dual certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. And just last year, she was named one of the top 100 diversity managers by the National Diversity Council.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Harris to the Memorial Hermann family,” said David L. Callender, MD, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “His visionary work and contributions to addressing health inequities in the Greater Houston aligns perfectly with Memorial Hermann’s vision to create healthier communities, now and for generations to come. Her expertise as a physician, researcher, and educator will ensure that our work on equity, diversity, and inclusion reflects the voices, needs, and perspectives of our employees and physicians, as well as those of the communities we serve. »

Dr. Harris joins Memorial Hermann after 17 years with Baylor College of Medicine, where she most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student and Intern Services. “I am honored to join Memorial Hermann in this inaugural role,” said Dr. Harris. “I have dedicated much of my career to equipping the next generation of diverse medical providers with the skills they need to break down barriers to accessing healthcare. This is important work that Memorial Hermann is already doing. , so I’m excited to join them on this journey to become a nationally recognized leader in equity, diversity and inclusion as an employer and healthcare system.”

Dr. Harris earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University University of Missouri-Kansas City and a psychiatry residency and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout her career, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored a number of abstracts and book chapters, and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of science-related topics. psychiatry and at the EDI.

She is also actively engaged with regional and national professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges, where she serves on the Advanced Holistic Review Advisory Committee and chairs the Women in Medicine and science.

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