Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network recognizes the benefit of and its responsibility to achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in its scientific inquiry.

Carlos J. Rodriquez, MD, MPH

Vice Chair - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anuradha Lala-Trindade, MD

Co-Lead DEI Taskforce

CTSN established the DEI-Taskforce to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the network. The Taskforce develops and implements comprehensive approaches to translating the network's DEI commitment into a tangible reality. The DEI Taskforce focuses on expanding the diversity of the investigative teams that are part of CTSN, and on developing strategies to increase diversity in study participants.