At Memorial Hermann, we all play a role in promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). In order to ensure that our efforts are successful, we have a dedicated Office of EDI, which leads our organization in the establishment of strategy, organizational alignment and the achievement of our goals.
Toi B. Harris, MD, is Senior Vice President, Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Memorial Hermann Health System. In this role, Dr. Harris builds on Memorial Hermann’s existing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives by identifying and championing opportunities to further EDI, both inside the System’s facility walls as one of Houston’s largest employers, and out in the community as Houston’s largest not-for-profit health system. Dr. Harris brings a unique perspective to the role of Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer – that of an EDI expert and also a clinical practitioner. She has been a practicing psychiatrist since 1997 and is double board-certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Harris joined Memorial Hermann in 2022 after 17 years at Baylor College of Medicine, where she most recently served as the associate provost of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Student and Trainee Services. Dr. Harris completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout her career, she has published more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored a number of abstracts and book chapters, and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of psychiatry and EDI topics. She is also actively engaged with regional and national professional organizations including the Texas Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges, where she sits on the Advancing Holistic Review Advisory Committee and serves as Chair of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science. Dr. Harris was named one of the Top 100 Diversity Officers by the National Diversity Council in 2021 and 2022. In 2022, Dr. Harris was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a “Women Who Mean Business” honoree.