The Department of Epidemiology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formed in 2016 to support the Department’s efforts to create a more welcoming community for all students, faculty, and staff. The DEI Committee was also established to help guide Departmental change and evaluation on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in the classroom and out.
The Committee consists of up to 15 active members, including students, faculty, and staff. A faculty chairperson is appointed by the Department Chair and the Committee also votes internally each year on a student co-chair (2nd year graduate student or above). Meetings occur monthly, with the goal of reviewing progress on current projects, setting priorities for future efforts, and being an active group poised to participate in departmental DEI initiatives broadly.