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Diversity, equity, and inclusion partnership opportunity

The American Academy of Dermatology believes in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all its members have opportunities that enable them to succeed and thrive, and is committed to ensuring quality medical care for all our patients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. The Academy recognizes that in order to do both, increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the dermatology specialty must be a priority.

The Academy has taken several steps and implemented initiatives over the last several years with the intentional goal of increasing diversity among our dermatologists and trainees and creating a culture of inclusivity. That work continues with a four-prong plan to:

  1. Promote and facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion within the AAD — its governance structures and programs.

  2. Ensure education and research encompasses health disparities and skin of color, and advocate for Black and Latino patient representation in research.

  3. Expand the Academy’s advocacy priorities to include addressing health inequities.

  4. Increase the number of practicing dermatologists who are underrepresented minorities and provide leadership and professional development programming.

Supporters of the DEI Initiative will be recognized for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in dermatology based on their level of support, including the use of an AAD DEI supporter icon on their website, recognition as a DEI supporter on, attending DEI events, and more. Support can be on an annual or multi-year basis.

Availability: Multiple supporters, starting at $100,000 per year.

Interested in partnering with the AAD?

Contact the Academy's Corporate and Foundation Relations team at