Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

At the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we value and promote an inclusive environment that respects, welcomes and embraces differences across all of our missions including, but not limited to race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, religion, income, and national origin.

To achieve this, we provide education and promote policies and practices that support patients, their families and our employees throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond.

We embrace the mission, vision, values, and strategies set forth by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthUW Health, and the combined Office of Diversity and Equity Transformation. As the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we embrace the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Commitment to Changing the Culture of Medicine and Eliminating Racial Disparities in Women's Health Outcomes

The UW Ob-Gyn Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's goals are to:

  • Make the department more welcoming and inclusive
  • Incorporate anti-racism principles throughout the department
  • Increase diversity among faculty, staff, trainees, and collaborators
  • Improve the patient experience and health outcomes for women from underrepresented groups

UW Ob-Gyn DEI Committee

  • Katherine Sampene, MD – Co-Chair
  • Jacquelyn Adams, MD
  • India Anderson-Carter, MD
  • Sari Archer, NP
  • Jacquelyn Askins
  • Gabrielle Avery, MD
  • Laura Berghahn, MD
  • Shiva Bidar-Sielaff
  • Cheryl Casey'Grant
  • Anastasia Doherty, CNM
  • Greg Erickson
  • Denise Fryzelka, CNM
  • Luther Gaston, MD
  • Laura Hanks, MD
  • Ellen Hartenbach, MD
  • Emelle Holmes-Drammeh, PA
  • Kara Hoppe, DO, MS
  • Beverly Hutcherson
  • Laura Kwitek, DNP
  • Ushma Patel, MD
  • Benjamin Pickus, MD
  • Awa Sanneh, MD
  • Gloria Sarto, MD
  • Lisa Scott, PhD
  • Nicole Shapiro, NP
  • Naomi Takahashi
  • Jodi Wagner, CNM
  • Catherine Zhang, MD

Grand Rounds: Sampene, Adams present “Optimizing Contraceptive Counseling”

On August 10, 2023, UW Ob-Gyn Associate Professor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Katherine Sampene, MD, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Optimizing Contraceptive Counseling”. Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Laura Berghahn, MD, private practice ... more

Green publishes op-ed in The Hill

Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, published an opinion piece in The Hill during Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17.In “Ending the COVID emergency will further harm Black maternal mortality”, Green shares recent maternal mortality statistics that show ... more

Hutcherson receives Student National Medical Association Excellence in Pre-Medical Education Award

Beverly Hutcherson, graduate student in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology program, received the Student National Medical Association Excellence in Pre-Medical Education Award at the 2023 Annual Medical Education Conference in Hartford, CT! Hutcherson is an MS student in the Abbott Lab, as well as Diversity and Inc... more

In the News: Green discusses new infant, maternal mortality statistics with Channel 3000, WPR

Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, joined local and statewide news outlets to talk about the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics about infant and maternal mortality in the U.S.Uncovering the causes of infant and maternal ... more

UWPRC invites you to two Birthing Justice screenings and launch of Hoppe’s research project in April

The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center invites community members, faculty, students, and staff to two screenings of the film Birthing Justice, “a documentary that flips the victim-blaming narrative by centering the lived experiences of Black women and their advocates as they fix a broken system one birth at a time.” The fi... more