Darin Latimore, M.D. is Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) first Deputy Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and its first Chief Diversity Officer. He is devoted to increasing diversity within medical and academic spaces and to improving the climate of YSM’s learning and working environments. He is responsible for and implementing YSM’s comprehensive diversity strategic plan, which includes a focus on recruitment and retention of faculty and students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in science and medicine, while creating an inclusive environment for all YSM’s community.
In his role, he has implemented a comprehensive program to improve faculty diversity and retention that focuses on policies, programs, and building community. He also oversees programs that support the outreach, recruitment, success, and retention of YSM students and postdoctoral fellows. He is co-chair of the YSM Program for Art in Public Spaces, which has commissioned new works of art featuring diverse YSM leaders and has hosted public exhibits that feature artwork by and about members of the YSM community.
Dr. Latimore joined Yale in 2017 from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where he was Associate Dean for Student and Resident Diversity. After obtaining his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completing his residency in internal medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center.