School of Public Health

Commitment to Diversity

Epidemiology, by its very nature, deals with a variety of sociocultural issues crossing all racial, ethnic, economic, sexual and gender lines. The University of Washington and the Department of Epidemiology are committed to increasing the enrollment and retention of diverse student populations. When you apply, we ask that you include a Diversity Statement articulating the ways in which your educational, socio-economic, and cultural experiences have affected your career plans.

The department also maintains a relationship with on campus diversity resources such as the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). As a unit of the UW Graduate School, GO-MAP is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Additional campus resources include the UW SACNAS chapter, the Intellectual House, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, and the Southeast Asian Community, Education, and Leadership Network.

In cooperation with the Disability Resources for Students Office, we are committed to creating a welcoming and accessible student experience for disabled students. For more information or to request disability accommodation, contact Disability Resources for Students.

Voice: (206) 543-8924 
TTY: (206) 543-8925 
Fax: (206) 616-8379 

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.