Training & Events

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is offering a number of upcoming events for Faculty, Staff, and Students to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion and build a more inclusive school community. Additional offerings will be developed based on your needs. We welcome your ideas via [email protected]. We firmly believe that inclusion is critical to achieving the mission of our School where we advance health as a right for all. Thank you for engaging with these events!

Brown University trainings and events

  • Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special conversation with Helene D. Gayle, MD, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust.

    Dr. Gayle has been president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, since October 2017. Under her leadership, the Trust has adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region.

    For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She also launched the McKinsey Social Initiative (now ), a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.

    Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins University. She has received 18 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.  She serves on public company and nonprofit boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America, ONE Campaign, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Economic Club of Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, American Public Health Association, National Academy of Medicine, National Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. She has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of February 11, 2021.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, SPH Diversity, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • We have organized the event around the theme of Black women in health leadership with a focus on advocacy, social justice, public health, and medicine. Through this event we hope to uplift and empower the voices of Black women leaders devoted to health equity, advocacy, and public health; as well as engage in a discussion about the various issues that impact the health of the Black community. We hope to offer ideas on strategies to close the gaps that are present within the Black community.

    This moderated event will take place virtually in collaboration with the School of Public Health and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships, SPH Diversity
  • Please consider joining the School of Public Health community to virtually gather and watch the Victor Schoenbach Keynote  speaker Dr. Sharrelle Barber at the 42nd Minority Health Conference. The L.E.A.D leadership student group will facilitate a discussion following the keynote. 

    Please RSVP through this calendar invite, more details to follow. 

    SPH Diversity