Dr. Horne is the Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana and her graduate work at LSU Health Sciences Center and the University of New Orleans. She is responsible for fostering an all-inclusive environment for current and prospective trainees from historically underrepresented populations. These populations include not only groups who identify through race but also through religious beliefs, sexual identity, as well as other non-traditional pathways and experiences. The Office of Multicultural Affairs endeavors to increase the cultural sensitivity of the student body, faculty, and staff as well as to enhance the retention and academic success of all trainees.
Dr. Horne started her academic career at Tulane in 2003 as an Operations Manager in the Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR). While at the CBR, she was promoted to Program Manager, where she developed and implemented programs exposing underrepresented students to graduate education.
In 2011, Dr. Horne transitioned to the department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, where she served as a Grants and Contract Accountant while continuing her service building student programs. In 2015, through a competitive process, she was selected to help the School of Medicine establish an Office of Multicultural Affairs. Working with Dr. Morris and others, Dr. Horne has been tremendously successful in leading changes in the Admissions processes.
Recognizing the success of programs Dr. Horne helped develop, in 2018 she was asked to expand the Office to include faculty and resident diversity efforts and was promoted to Director of the SOM Office of Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Horne leads efforts to foster an all-inclusive environment for current and prospective students, residents, faculty, and staff, particularly from areas traditionally underrepresented in medicine. These populations include not only groups who identify through race but also through religious beliefs, sexual identity, as well as other non-traditional students. Dr. Horne was promoted to Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in 2021, and she also continues to hold the title of Director of the School of Medicine OMA.