Diversity, Marginalization and Intersectionality

Diversity, marginalization and intersectionality are at the forefront of many important conversations happening in society and the veterinary profession today. Join Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill, senior director for institutional research and diversity at the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC), to learn what intersectionality means and how it relates to the veterinary profession. Dr. Greenhill discusses what scholarly literature says about diversity and intersectionality, and she explores the notion that discrimination never exists in isolation. Participants will come away learning new ways to reduce discrimination in their work environments and surrounding communities.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • The definition of intersectionality and how it pertains to the veterinary profession
  • Complexities that make up each individual’s personal identity
  • Real work examples of discrimination and marginalization in the veterinary workplace
  • Ways veterinary professionals can reduce discrimination and marginalization on our teams and in our communities

Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill serves as senior director for institutional research and diversity at AAVMC. Her work focuses primarily on the ongoing development and implementation of the DiVersity Matters initiative at the national and local levels, and promoting the veterinary medical profession within communities of color. Dr. Greenhill also directs the association’s national research agenda. She collects, analyzes, and reports data related to veterinary education, including data related to the applicant pool, enrollment, and institutional economic impact and diversity. 

Previously, Dr. Greenhill worked as a research associate at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and as legislative manager for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She earned her master’s degree in public administration (with a specialization in health policy) from George Mason University, and an EdD in higher education administration and organizational change from Benedictine University.