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Dr. Joyce Sackey is Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Tufts University Health Sciences Schools on the Boston and Grafton campuses. 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. She served on the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion and chaired its Graduate and Professional Student Experience subcommittee, and was one of the co-authors of the Council’s 2014 Report to President Anthony Monaco. She has been a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DILC) since its establishment in 2014. Chaired by President Monaco, DILC is responsible for guiding the university’s strategy and policies with regards to diversity and inclusion. Dr. Sackey works closely with Dr. Robert Mack, Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Medford/Somerville/SMFA campuses, and with whom she co-chairs the University-wide, Bridging Differences Initiative.

Dr. Sackey is also the Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), a position she has held since 2009, and reports directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine.

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 that 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 health sciences careers. She co-chairs the school-wide, Multicultural Fellows Council and is Chair of the Faculty Advisory Council on Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion.

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.  Dr. Sackey serves as TUSM’s representative to the university-wide Global Advisory Board, and coordinates the exchange of information and knowledge in global health more broadly within the TUSM and Tufts University.

Other titles/roles within TUSM:

Faculty Director, Prematriculation Summer Program (PSP) for incoming medical students.
Founding faculty Director, TUSM-UMass Boston Enrichment Program
Faculty lead, TUSM-Ghana Global Health program.


M.D., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Prior to joining Tufts, 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 internship and residency in internal medicine. 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.