Programs and Initiatives

In an effort to promote diversity and strengthen the educational pipeline, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is dedicated to outreach, mentoring and supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds at various career stages.


Change does not happen in a vacuum and outreach is central to our mission.  Current students and members of the Harvard Chan School community can become involved with diversity and inclusion work by  tutoring and mentoring within the greater Boston community, or participating in our Summer Programs.

Education & Training

Our diversity education and training opportunities are designed to promote dialogue and interaction about issues related to diversity and public health. We host ongoing events throughout the academic year, such as our long-running Yerby Diversity Lecture series and the annual student-run HEAL Conference.
The School also various workshops, and events such as the multicultural film series, to encourage discussion and create supportive networks.

Mentorship & Access

Mentorship is critical at academic institutions, and our office believes in fostering these important connections to help researchers thrive in this environment. In the same vain, we also believe in fortifying bridges to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities at different career stages. Harvard Chan students mentor middle school students in the Roxbury Prep Tutoring Program. Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students receive mentoring from current Harvard Chan students in our Summer Programs.