Our Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion committee is organized into five sub-committees:
- Support & retention
- Community Engagement
We are always accepting new committee members from the Department of Population Health Sciences, please email us to join.
Melissa Watt, PhD
The Director of EDI chairs the EDI committee, reports on EDI to the Department Chair and Division Chiefs, and represents PHS in School of Medicine EDI Committee.
OBJECTIVE: Recruit a diverse faculty, staff, and trainee population, and develop a pipeline for students underrepresented in population health sciences.
SUPPORT & RETENTION
OBJECTIVE: Support and retain faculty, staff, and trainees by creating a safe and equitable work environment where all individuals feel a sense of belonging.
OBJECTIVE: Train the next generation of scientists to recognize and address inequities and health disparities.
OBJECTIVE: Ensure that our policies are not biased and that our guiding values are clearly articulated both internally and externally.
OBJECTIVE: Increase local community engagement by promoting opportunities for service and action, and supporting research that engages diverse local communities.