Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
We envision a division where:
- Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are recognized as core institutional values that drive decision-making, resource allocation, and the development of all policies and practices.
- Diverse communities of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty are recruited, retained, supported, and valued.
- Collaborative internal and external partnerships inform the emerging needs of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, faculty, and the communities in which we live and work.
Our division increases access to opportunities by:
- Advocating for students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty.
- Emphasizing the importance of diversity by promoting learning and development.Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice is the shared responsibility of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty, and must be supported and guided by every member of the Division.
Five Strategic Initiatives
- Increase diversity of faculty, staff and students
- Improve experiences of faculty, staff, and students who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as those individuals who are part of other marginalized groups
- Improve the environment for all faculty, staff, and students in the Division
- Integrate DEI into EpiCH teaching and research
- Share our division’s skills and resources with community members and organizations to help address structural racism and other causes of inequities
Professor Traci Toomey, PhD
DEI Action Team Chair
The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health host events, seminars, and trainings for discussing and learning about diversity, equity, inclusion, race, and bias.
Upcoming events are for students, staff, faculty, and the community and can be found at EpiCH Events Calendar and SPH Events Calendar.
Did you miss a DEI-related event that you wish you could have attended? We do our best to record events and post links below when available. Questions regarding any of the prior events can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Brief Look at Understanding, Healing and Moving Forward
April 2, 2021
Policing in Public Health
March 26, 2021
BIPOC Faculty and Staff Lunches
March 3 – April 21, 2021
Asian Students in Academia: Conversations on Race
February 3, 2021
Celebrate Black History Trivia
February 2, 2021
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – A book discussion
January 19, 2021
Navigating Microaggressions, Part II
November 12, 2020
Yoga for BIPOC students (biweekly on Wednesdays, ongoing)
The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, and the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health are committed to taking steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and become an anti-racist community.
Contact the EpiCH DEI Action Team email@example.com