The Power of Difference

“Be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas” is the first goal in our strategic plan, Vision 2020, and it is an integral part of OHSU’s culture of excellence. Embracing difference and supporting diversity gives us the ability to be better at what we do and to demonstrate integrity, compassion and leadership in healing, teaching, research and community service.

Hear how members of the OHSU community value equity and inclusion, and are working toward increased engagement and culture change.


Many thanks to OHSU students, faculty and staff who contributed their thoughts and images for the "Power of Difference" video


Kalen Beck, Interpretive Services

Kathlene and Kristine Boyle, Transportation Services/Records

Aaron Cook, School of Medicine

Juliana da Costa, DDS, MS, School of Dentistry

Dodie de La Cruz, MD, School of Medicine

Stephane Diouf, Portland Aerial Tram

Brett Dove, Center for Health & Healing

Robert Duehmig, PhD, Rural Health

Damien Fair, PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychiatry

Natasha Farvan, ITG

Maileen Hamto, MBA, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Soledad Iniguez, Lactation Services

Rola Khouri, Center for Diversity & Inclusion 

Brittany Krake, MDR, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Ebony Lawrence, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Vera Lewis, School of Medicine

Billy Martin, PhD, Tinnitus Clinic, Dangerous Decibels

Ismael Meda, OHSU Foundation

Mark Mitchell, MA, School of Dentistry

Nancy Nguyen, School of Medicine

Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, PCCN, School of Nursing

Casey Norland , School of Dentistry

Poorav Patel, School of Medicine

Vicky Stormo, Public Safety

Ga-lo Vann, Tinnitus Clinic, Dangerous Decibels