Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Epidemiology embraces differences in the human experience as a driver of learning, compassion and change. We actively work towards ensuring a climate of mutual trust and respect. Individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences are embraced, engaged and empowered to drive excellence and success. We value diverse perspectives and continuously strive for our working and learning environments to foster dignity, professionalism, mutual respect, and inclusivity. These environments will be achieved by learning from past mistakes, anticipating future challenges, and embracing opportunities to reflect and improve. We encourage open communication and discussion among all members of our community.

  • As educators and mentors, we support all learners in achieving their professional goals, regardless of background, culture or socioeconomic status.
  • As researchers, we actively work towards diversifying our scientific endeavors to foster research participation and representation of historically disadvantaged and underserved populations and to ensure that our research benefits all populations we serve.
  • As learners, we seek to understand the cause and effect of negative institutional structures of discrimination and their impact on the lives of those in our community and nation. We are vigilant in our pursuit of knowledge, and we seek to mobilize lessons learned to develop comprehensive solutions to present-day and future problems in society and health.
  • As colleagues and peers, we work to ensure that every member of our academic community is respected and valued for who they are and for the qualities they bring to our education, research, and community engagement endeavors.