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Survey on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Public Health Sciences

In summer 2021, the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) Working Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) set forth to develop and implement a department-wide survey on demographics, climate and experiences among PHS faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

The survey was the first departmental attempt to shine a light on who we are as a department, including how PHS students, alumni, staff and faculty perceive the departmental climate, how we understand and personally experience EDI, and what action steps we consider important. The survey was sent to all current PHS faculty, staff, and students, as well as PHS alumni from the past five years. 

While survey analyses are ongoing, a four-page Executive Summary is available here: Exec Sum PHS-EDI Survey. The Executive Summary highlights 10 key survey findings including the department's strong support for EDI as a priority, opportunities to better operationalize EDI priorities in the curriculum and classroom, and challenges to improve the departmental culture and climate. The report closes with a short list of actionable, accountable responses which will keep the department moving forward and help sustain the momentum.

If you have questions about this important project, please contact Public Health Sciences Department Head, Dr. Bradley Stoner at


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