Campus Diversity Initiatives

Dean’s Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion

The 2019 Dean’s Report on Diversity and Inclusion was published in July 2019. The fifth annual report honors our commitment to transparency and dialogue in support of the conditions, policies, and practices that foster diversity and inclusion on our campus. Here we bring together data for discussion and reflect on the successes and challenges of the past academic year.

The fourth annual Dean’s Report on Diversity and Inclusion can be found here: 2018 Dean’s Report on Diversity and Inclusion, published April 2018.

The 3rd Dean’s Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion represents an effort to create a shared understanding of the state of equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campus, the work we are doing to recruit and retain students, staff, research appointees and faculty from underrepresented U.S. minority groups, and our efforts to build a truly inclusive climate at the School.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released its second Dean’s Annual Report on Diversity and Inclusion on March 3, 2016. The report highlights efforts across the School to recruit and retain diverse students, staff, faculty, and researchers, and to create a climate of inclusion for all individuals. The report cited key steps that have been taken in the past year: Diversity Dashboards, Climate Assessment, Recruitment, and Community Engagement efforts.

Published February 2015 (and revised on March 4, 2015),  the HSPH Dean’s Diversity Report is a part of our campus-wide response to the effects of racism on society and, especially, communities of color. All of us at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health value diversity among our students, staff, faculty, academic appointees and all with whom we share in our work. We aspire to create a climate of inclusion where people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences can thrive and contribute to our shared mission of improving the public’s health.

Harvard Chan Diversity Climate Assessment 2016

During the 2015-2016 academic year, following the recommendations of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion partnered with Dr. Samuel D. Museus to conduct the first diversity & inclusion campus climate assessment. The findings and full report can be here: Diversity Climate Assessment 2016.

Calling to Public Health: Self, Social, and Global Awareness

This program is required of all new students and offered during New Student Orientation. This training is a structured workshop designed to discuss topics central to public health education and practice: culture, power, privilege, and social justice. This workshop will explore the common bonds we share in the practice of public health and the spectrum of aspirations we bring to our work. You will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with other incoming students as you participate in interactive and self-reflective exercises.

Through dialogue, this workshop aims to increase participants’ capacity for self-awareness and understanding of cross-cultural perspectives; a foundation the Harvard Chan School believes is essential to preparing leaders in the field of public health.

Additional resources can be found here!

Yerby Diversity Lecture Series

The Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health, named in honor of Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, brings distinguished minority scientists and scholars to the Harvard Chan School to speak on important health topics. All lectures are open to the public.