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Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, is the vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer of Massachusetts General Hospital, the founder, senior advisor, and faculty of the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Mass General, faculty at the Mongan Institute, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing internal medicine physician. He has also served on the leadership team of the Mass General Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Betancourt is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in health policy, health care disparities, diversity, and cross-cultural medicine, and has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees, including those that produced the landmark reports, Unequal Treatment and Increasing Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce. He also advises private industry, government, and not-for-profit health systems on approaches to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care. He sits at on the Board of Trinity Health, a large national health system, and sat on the Boston Board of Health and the Board of Neighborhood Health Plan in Boston. Joseph is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.