National data demonstrate persistent gender inequities across the academic sciences. Women are overrepresented in nontenure track roles, underrepresented among full professors and senior leadership, and receive lower pay across all ranks compared to male counterparts. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial reckoning in our country have magnified the challenges that women and faculty who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM) face in academic medicine and in greater society. Progress made by these groups has been slow, fragile, and prone to setbacks in times of crisis. This LDI working group seeks to conduct interdisciplinary science to advance gender equity and test structural interventions to move the needle on these problems.

The Working Group aims to gather multidisciplinary expertise across Penn to:

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Initiative Leads

Eva Catenaccio

Eva Catenaccio, MD

Fellow, Pediatric Epilepsy, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Paula Chatterjee

Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Courtney Schrieber

Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine