Department of Medicine
Dayle Davenport specializes in emergency medicine and is active in service and medical education. She is the associate dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and director for the Health Equity Advocacy, and Antiracism course at the Pritzker School of Medicine.
She has numerous peer-reviewed publications with a specific focus on gender and racial bias in medical student Standardized Letters of Evaluation, as well as on improving the diverse recruitment of residents and faculty in emergency medicine. She has also authored papers and book chapters on topics related to clinical care and quality improvement initiatives in emergency medicine.
Davenport earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. She received an academic appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and served as assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Rush Medical College. She was active in mentoring programs that provided professional development, education, and advocacy for emerging leaders, and received the Rush University Excellence in Mentoring Award. The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine awarded her the Marcus Martin Scholarship Award for faculty members who make significant contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.