Diversity in Pediatrics Committee

Diversity in Pediatrics Committee (DIPC) is a group of pediatric residents, fellows, faculty, staff, and alumni that works to create a more diverse and inclusive environment within our residency program and the hospitals and clinics in which we work. We recognize many forms of diversity including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, religion, education, and socioeconomic status. DIPC is co-chaired by pediatric residents and supported by a faculty director, Dr. Brandi Freeman.

Our mission is to foster a residency program that supports its diverse residents, reflects the patients we care for, understands the way in which systemic inequalities impact our patients and families, and commits to working towards equity and justice through recruitment, education, mentorship, and community engagement.


Left to Right: Nadia Hoekstra (DIPC Co-Leader), Marco Pinder (Faculty Adviser), Brandi Freeman (DIPC Faculty Director), Matt Guerrieri (DIPC Co-Leader), Michelle Corrado (DIPC Co-Leader), Paula Dias Maia (DIPC Co-Leader)


Who Should Participate?

All residents, fellows, faculty and staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health are welcome to join DIPC. We encourage you to join if you are underrepresented in medicine, identify with a diverse background, or are interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.