Joyce A. Sackey, MD (D ’85, MED ’89)

Joyce A. Sackey, M.D. is Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health and the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professor Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Dr. Sackey is also Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Tufts University’s Health Sciences Schools on the Boston and Grafton campuses. As a member of the Provost Senior Leadership Team, Dr. Sackey reports directly to the University Provost and Senior Vice President. She is a member of the University’s Academic and Provost Councils and works closely with the academic leadership to fulfill the strategic mission and goals for diversity and inclusion across the Tufts’ health sciences schools and Centers.

As Dean for Multicultural Affairs at TUSM, she oversees the school’s key diversity initiatives, including under-represented minority (URM) faculty and student recruitment, retention and development. She oversees the medical school’s Office for Multicultural Affairs and its pipeline programs targeting URM students at the high school, college and post-graduate levels, programs whose overall goal is to increase the number of URM students entering the biomedical careers, and, ultimately, increase workforce diversity.

As TUSM’s Dean for Global Health Dr. Sackey provides oversight for the School of Medicine’s global health programs and chairs the school-wide, Global Health Faculty Council. Her office provides opportunities and resources for students to gain exposure to global public health and health care delivery in international settings.

Prior to joining TUSM, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Oliver Wendell Holmes Society at Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine and served as Primary Care Chief Resident. She completed advanced fellowship training in medical education and served as Senior Rabkin fellow in the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC and HMS.

She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and her M.D. degree from Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth). She was a two-term member of the Alumni Council for Geisel. She has also served as a mentor and advisor to many of the school’s current medical students and recent graduates.