Diversity Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Mieres, North ShoreLIJ Health System
Dr. Jennifer Mieres
Senior Vice President, Community and Public Health
and Chief Diversity Officer
“Diversity, inclusion and health literacy are important to our mission of excellent patient outcomes for all,” Dr. Jennifer Mieres said when North ShoreLIJ was recognized as one of DiversityInc’s Top 10 Hospital Systems. “Advancing cultural and linguistic competence, effective communication and patient and family-centered care is vital to enhance patient outcomes and provide culturally safe and quality care for all.”
Mieres oversees diversity-and-inclusion efforts for North ShoreLIJ’s 16 hospitals and the Hofstra North ShoreLIJ School of Medicine. She also leads the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and is medical director of the Center for Learning and Innovation.
She is a former faculty member at the New York University Langone Medical Center, where she served as Chief of Nuclear Cardiology. A tireless advocate for women’s health and heart-disease prevention, Mieres co-authored Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas and produced the PBS documentary A Woman’s Heart, which was nominated for an Emmy award. She was also the first female president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
In 2011, Mieres was honored by the American Heart Association with the Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for outstanding service in addressing healthcare disparities. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bennington College in Vermont and her medical degree from Boston University.