Department EDIB Mission and Vision Statements

Vision Statement

We envision an academic department that is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in epidemiology research, practice, and education. Our goal is to create a community where all members feel welcomed, supported, and valued, and where varied perspectives are embraced to generate innovative solutions to public health challenges. We strive to address health disparities and inequities, and promote equity in all aspects of our work, with the ultimate aim of improving the distribution of health outcomes in various populations.  


Our mission is to conduct epidemiology research, practice, and education that is grounded in principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to understanding the causal mechanisms and drivers of health disparities and inequities, and to applying epidemiology principles to real-world problems. We recognize that discrimination in any form is a violation of public health and human rights, and we are dedicated to promoting equality for all members of our campus community. We encourage the amplification of diverse voices and perspectives, and we strive to create a culture where all individuals are encouraged to show up as their authentic selves. Through our work, we seek to contribute to a world where health outcomes are more equitable and where everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.