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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Presidential Task Force on Member Equity

In the summer of 2020, AUGS convened a diverse group to discuss how best to address member equity within AUGS

The goals of the task force are to:

  • Begin the dialogue around member equity
  • Identify current concerns, challenges and solutions for consideration
  • Determine implementation plan for a permanent structure within AUGS Governance


Gina Northington, MD - Chair
Emory University 

Marian Acevedo Alvarez, MD 
Loyola University Medical Center

Tirsit Asfaw, MD, FACOG 
Weill Cornell Medical College

Oluwateniola (Teni) Brown, MD 
Northwestern University - McGaw Medical Center

Cassandra Carberry, MD 
Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Charelle Carter-Brooks, MD, MSc
GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Karolynn Echols, MD 
Thomas Jefferson University

Anne Hardart, MD 
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Kristin Hung, MD 
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alex Soriano, MD 
University of Pennsylvania

Neha Sudol, MD 
Kaiser Permanente Orange County and UC Irvine

G. Bernard Taylor, MD, FACOG 
Carolinas Health Care System

Marcella Willis-Gray, MD 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Joint Statement - Obstetrics and Gynecology: Collective Action Addressing Racism

As our nation confronts systemic racism and consequences of persistent inequities and disparate outcomes in health care, our organizations—which include the leading professional organizations in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology—are committed to changing the culture of medicine, eliminating racism and racial inequities that lead to disparate health outcomes, and promoting equity in women’s health and health care. Our commitment to a better future requires an honest examination of the past and the present.

Read the full statement

AAMC Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

AUGS stands in agreement with the recent AAMC statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.

Read the full statement.

President's Perspective Messages on Racial Equity