Marlina Duncan '97 to serve as UMass Medical School vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

This December, Marlina Duncan '97 EdD, will begin serving as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UMass Medical School.

Duncan, a 1997 graduate of Westfield State with a degree in biology, joins UMMS after previous leadership roles at Brown University, where she is the assistant vice president of academic diversity in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and associate dean of diversity initiatives in the Graduate School. She also previously led diversity initiatives and outreach programs with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. 

At UMMS, Duncan will oversee the Diversity and Inclusion Office and partner with diversity leaders across the institution to ensure the goals and milestones outlined in the Medical School’s IMPACT 2025 strategic plan are met and that diversity and inclusion remain at the forefront of the Medical School. 

Learn more about Duncan and her new leadership role at UMMS here.