UCLA values diversity and inclusivity because it enriches our work, fosters community and promotes excellence. The Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is committed to a collaborative and inclusive environment where students from diverse backgrounds are trained to thrive as leaders in epidemiology and public health and where students, staff, postdocs and faculty are cherished regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, first-generation college student, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Our programs celebrate the richness of our differences and commonalities, and provide opportunities and resources that encourage each individual to reach their fullest potential.
The Department of Epidemiology is committed to recruiting and training a community of diverse scholars from underrepresented minority groups and fostering a welcoming, inclusive and intellectually-enriching environment where all students, staff and faculty feel supported and can achieve their full potential. Furthermore, we are dedicated to prioritizing our reach and understanding of diverse populations and communities in our research, scholarship and academic programs, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of epidemiology.
Such students may originate from low-income families, whose socioeconomic challenges impede their access to well-resourced colleges and universities, or identify as a sexual or gender minority. Others identify with racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including those who identify as African American or Black; Asian: Filipino, Hmong, or Vietnamese; Hispanic or Latinx; Native American or Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list.
Promoting teaching excellence and addressing diversity in the classroom setting is integral to our initiatives as a Department. It broadens and deepens the educational experience and scholarly environment for students and faculty alike. Our primary commitment to our students is to provide an all-encompassing educational experience that is based on the principles of equity and inclusion of all students; within the classroom environment, differences are acknowledged as contributions and individuals are respected for their beliefs and cultural practices. Below is a list of UCLA resources and services pertaining to student life and support both across campus and within the Fielding School.
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The Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is committed to maintaining an equal learning and working environment for all. University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, or the intersection of any of these factors.
Discrimination, harassment, threats, assaults, vandalism, and destruction of property, as defined by University policy, will not be tolerated within the Fielding School community. Any incidents you may witness or experience on campus can be reported to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.