Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Planning
View the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy for the School of Public Health.
Please read our DEI 1.0 Summary document to learn more about our School's progress over the course of the first DEI strategic plan.
To advance the ideals of academic excellence and its essential relationship with diversity, equity and inclusion, the President's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Initiative was officially launched in September 2015. Each school, college and unit has been charged to produce their own five-year strategic plan, which will be integrated to create the overall U-M Strategic Plan on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Implementation of the U-M plan began in September 2016.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Five-Year Strategic Objectives
- Objective: Create a school-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to impact SPH culture
and practice, and disseminate information to departmental DEI committees.
Measure of success: Increase the number of people involved in strategic planning, taking action, and evaluating success.
- Develop a system for sharing and responding to individual concerns.
Measure of success: Increase school responsiveness to individual concerns.
- Educate our community on sexual harassment and misconduct prevention in an effort
to promote a safe and supportive environment for all members to work, learn, and thrive.
Measure of success: Completion of sexual and gender-based misconduct training module by faculty and staff.
- Objective: Recruit and retain a diverse faculty.
Measure of success: Increased diversity in our applicant pools, interview pool, and overall faculty.
- Objective: Improve faculty’s ability to teach and mentor a diverse graduate and undergraduate
student body. Using a professional development cycle of learning, feedback, reflection,
and implementation, faculty of all ranks and roles will increase their knowledge of
and experience with inclusive teaching practices.
Measures of success: Increased number of course syllabi reflect DEI commitment statements. Course DEI evaluation scores improve. Rackham exit survey scores improve.
- Objective: Create a Continuing Professional Education system for faculty focused on the leadership,
communication, and supervision skills needed.
Measures of success: Improve the climate survey scores pertaining to faculty behavior. Reduce the number of faculty-student and faculty-staff incidents reported.
- Objective: To recruit and retain a diverse research and administrative staff.
Measure of success: Increased diversity of the staff.
- Objective: To promote an inclusive and supportive staff environment.
Measure of success: Improved climate survey scores around inclusion.
- Objective: Create a Continuing Professional Education system for staff focused on the leadership,
communication, and supervision skills needed to develop and maintain a diverse, equitable,
and inclusive environment.
Measures of success: Improve the climate survey scores pertaining to staff supervisor behavior. Reduce the number of staff-staff and staff-student reported incidents.
- Objective: Recruit and retain a diverse student body.
Measures of success: Broaden the applicant pool by increasing applications from under-represented minority students. Improve student satisfaction with the SPH climate.
- Objective: Improve student-student interactions in the classroom.
Measure of success: Reduce negative interactions (assess via climate survey).
- Objective: Increase students’ understanding of the role of diversity and inclusion in public
Measure of success: Increase in the number of courses that address ASPPH diversity competencies.
Committee Members, 2022
|Chidimma Ozor Commer||BIOSTAT||Staff||Wellness & Inclusion Advocate, Biostatistics + Epidemiologyemail@example.com|
|David Kubacki||BIOSTAT||Staff||Biostat Staff Repfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Scott||BIOSTAT||Faculty||Biostat Faculty Repemail@example.com|
|Andrea Lubetkin||Dean's Office||Staff||Director of Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bailey Oland||Dean's Office||Staff||Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairsemail@example.com|
|Cely Smart||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Deanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Enrique Neblett||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Faculty Co-Lead/Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Healthemail@example.com|
|Lara Trocchio||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Chief Operating Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lynda Lisabeth||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Professor of Epidemiology, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Public Health and Research Professor, Neurology, Medical Schoolemail@example.com|
|Marie O'Neill||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Faculty Co-Lead/ Professor of Epidemeology & Environmental Health Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mateen Zafer||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||DEI Program Manageremail@example.com|
|Rachel Casanova||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Director of Student Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sharon Kardia||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||Millicent W Higgins Collegiate Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Education, School of Public Healthemail@example.com|
|Whitney Peoples||Dean's Office||Dean's Office||DEI Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whitney Vojtkofsky||Dean's Office||MarComm||Event Strategist and Programming Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Anagha Tapaswi||EHS||Staff||EHS Staff Repfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deborah Watkins||EHS||Faculty||EHS Faculty Repemail@example.com|
|Rachel Morgan||EHS||Student (PhD)||EHS Student Repfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simone Charles||EHS||Faculty||Associate Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Alexis Handal||EPID||Faculty||Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Professor of Global Public Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alison Walding||HBHE||Staff||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Paul Fleming||HBHE||Faculty||Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vic Strecher||HBHE||Faculty||Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, Professor of Health Behavioremail@example.com|
|Thuy Nguyen||HMP||Faculty||Research Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy and Adjunct Lecturer in Health Management and Policyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peter Mancuso||NS||Faculty||NS Faculty Repemail@example.com|
|KC Pepera||NS||Staff||Student Services Coordinator, MPH Internship Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carmen Ramos||NS||Student||NS Student Repemail@example.com|
|Jackie Edgemon||NS||Student||NS Student Repfirstname.lastname@example.org|