School-wide EDIB Programs and Resources

The view looking up at a mobile and skylights in the FXB building lobby.The Department of Epidemiology participates in the following School-wide programs:

Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program

The Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholar Program is initiated by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a pipeline program that aims to enroll more underrepresented students in the school and provide them with strong foundational skills in the pursuit of a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Global Health.

Mississippi Delta Partnership in Public Health

Led by Bizu Gelaye, the School-wide Mississippi Delta Partnership in Public Health program seeks to advance health and well-being in the Mississippi Delta through community engagement, collaborative research, and leadership development. Mary Wesley, a postdoctoral fellow in the epidemiology department, joined his team as an inaugural Delta Scholars Teaching Fellow. The Delta Scholars Program is designed to provide a well-structured, high-quality combined research training and service-learning experience for students from the Mississippi Delta region. The program is also providing research training and service-learning opportunities for Harvard Chan students.

Yerby Fellowship

The Harvard Chan Yerby  Fellowship Program draws on the rich research environment and intellectual resources of one of the world’s premier public health training institutions. Named for Dr. Alonzo Smythe Yerby, an African-American pioneer in public health, this program aims to expand the diversity of those entering the academic public health field. The program creates a bridge between academic training in public health-related fields and entry-level faculty positions at institutions throughout the United States.

The goal of the program is to advance the intellectual and professional development of each Yerby Fellow. Under the guidance of a senior Harvard Chan School faculty member with compatible interests, Yerby Fellows develop research agendas, receive grant support, and actively pursue publication in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, Yerby Fellows can gain teaching experience and participate in a wide variety of professional development activities.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an essential element of our global commitment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The school’s wide-ranging research, multidisciplinary education, and translation of health knowledge affect individuals, communities, and nations around the world. Our school is strengthened by our diverse, cross-cultural community of students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and staff, who bring a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints to our shared endeavors.

At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we respect and value the inherent worth of each individual from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to fostering understanding across difference and mutual respect everywhere within our community, and we hereby affirm our promise to provide a welcoming place for one and all. Through our educational mission, we establish ambitious goals as we strive to increase diversity at all levels of the school.

The School is committed to providing safe and supportive opportunities for members of all groups within our learning, working, researching, and teaching communities. Only with a thoroughly inclusive community, we believe, can the school continue to fulfill its mission of educational excellence and lead global efforts that advance the health and well-being of populations worldwide.

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Both the Harvard Chan School and Harvard University offer a wide range of resources across campus to our community members who may need additional support.

Bias Reporting and Harvard Chan Resources
Contains information on how to report incidents of bias and on additional bias response resources available to all community members at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Title IX Resource Coordinators
Title IX Resource Coordinators have specialized experience in responding to disclosures of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. They serve in a neutral role, support all members of the Harvard community, and are expert resources around the University’s policies, procedures, and resources in the realm of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Resource Coordinators serve as the primary point of contact for individuals seeking supportive measures, individualized supports that enable Harvard community members impacted by sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct to access their work or studies.

Harvard Employee Resource Groups
There are various resource groups available to you, across the Harvard community, that contribute greatly to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. These are safe spaces for support, advocacy, partnership, development and more, and assist with expanding connectivity and increasing overall engagement. We welcome you to explore these groups and encourage you to participate as interested.

Harvard University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Support Page
The resources listed here range from University-wide offices and School/Unit-based departments to role specific organizations and resource groups.