Marc A. Nivet

Chief Diversity Officer | Association of American Medical Colleges

Marc A. Nivet is the Chief Diversity Officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he provides strategic vision and programmatic leadership on issues surrounding community engagement, diversity, and health equity at universities, medical schools and teaching hospitals across the United States and Canada. Dr. Nivet has spent over 20 years in academic medicine developing creative program initiatives and innovative approaches to the mission of excellence in research, education and patient care. Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Nivet served as the COO and Treasurer for the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, which fosters innovation in health professional education that aligns workforce training with the dynamic needs of patients. He also served as a special assistant to the Senior Vice President for Health at New York University, and held management positions with the Sallie Mae Fund, and the Associated Medical Schools of New York. He began his career in medical education in student affairs at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nivet earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University Of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Business Administration degree with a focus on health care management from George Washington University’s School of Business. Dr. Nivet is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a former president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators. He currently serves the academic medicine communities on a variety of boards and commissions, including the NIH National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (NIGMS), HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, the CDC Medical College Roundtable and is an advisor to the ETS Policy Evaluation and Research Council. He is a trustee of both the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of the Health Professions. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

The Pipeline from School to Economic Opportunity

Pathways to prosperity in our new economy our built on a foundation of educational opportunity. The session focuses on challenges and advocacy efforts to assure access to educational opportunity for communities of color. The panel will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, Law and Medicine to support a diverse future workforce. The session will also address the implications of persistent legal attacks on diversity in higher education. The session will focus specifically on underrepresentation of people of color and strategies being engaged to support pathways to educational and economic opportunity.

Speakers: Sharon Davies, Marc A. Nivet, Van Jones