Underlying all public health research and training activities is an appreciation of the effect that cultural and socioeconomic diversity have on the health of communities.

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We acknowledge that our students, faculty, and staff come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we recognize that these backgrounds and experiences strengthen our department.

As the problem of racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes continues to grow, policymakers and the general public increasingly look to health professional schools to address these urgent and unacceptable circumstances. Because we are one of the few schools of public health in the Northwest, it is particularly important for us to be up to the challenge.


Biostatistics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

The department's EDI committee is a governing body of students, faculty, and staff who work to achieve the committee's goals and initiatives. Read more about the committee's current priorities and quarterly newsletter.