Diversity & Inclusion

Our mission at the School of Public Health is to advance health as a human right for all. Building a diverse and inclusive School is central to this mission and to our commitment to serve the community, the nation, and the world. Bringing together students, faculty, and staff with a range of life experiences creates a dynamic community that offers the contrasting perspectives and ideas needed for public health innovation.

Working together to improve diversity and inclusion in the School empowers us to advance knowledge and to translate research into policy and practice, with a particular focus on closing health disparities experienced by vulnerable and marginalized populations. We continually strive to find new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in a manner that serves every member of the School and the communities with whom we work. We invite you to join us in shaping and advancing this vision for improving diversity and inclusion.

Caroline Kuo, DPhil​

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Office of the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity through institutional policies and resources serving the faculty,  staff, and students in the School. This Office also serves the diversity and inclusion needs of those considering joining the School.

We are located in the School of Public Health Room 406. Visit Dean Kuo during Open Office Hours, Thursdays between 2:00-4:00 PM. Or contact us at: sphdiversity@brown.edu
We want to hear from you. We welcome any and all feedback! 

  • Do you have ideas for strengthening diversity and inclusion efforts at Brown University School of  Public Health?
  • Do you have an idea for a diversity initiative, program, training, or event?
  • Do you have suggestions for how we should recruit faculty, staff, and students to achieve our diversity and inclusion goals?

Please use our Suggestion Box to offer ideas for how we can work toward a more diverse and inclusive environment! This form will be relayed to the Dean's Office for consideration and/or action. If you choose to identify yourself, we will follow up with you as appropriate. Please use this form for suggestions only. Direct more specific inquiries to sphdiversity@brown.edu