Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee (EDIB)

EDIB Word cloud with words such as Collaboration, Awareness, and RespectThe Department of Epidemiology’s EDIB committee is an advisory group consisting of a diverse membership of faculty, researchers, students, and staff who are committed to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging throughout the department in various ways.   

Working closely with department leadership, the committee meets once a month since it was established in the spring of 2021. The group consults regularly with the Harvard Chan School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), to align priorities and goals. Member Jiyoung Won serves as the ODI Departmental Committee Liaison who participates in ongoing engagement and communication with ODI in key areas throughout the year.

Three priority areas were defined by the School’s ODI and are described in their 2021-2024 strategic plan Foundations for Sustainable Progress & Transformation: An Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan for the Harvard Chan School. Departments were asked to use these areas as a guide when defining areas of focus, opportunities, and objectives.

Questions? Email the committee (EPIDEPT@hsph.harvard.edu).