L.E.A.D. (Learning & Engaging Around Diversity)

We invite you to be a part of the LEAD Planning Committee, a vibrant group of student leaders in the school that helps lead discussions. If you want to join the leadership team, contact [email protected].

2019-2020 Academic Year Meeting Schedule  

Additional Fall dates forthcoming!

All are invited, including students, staff, post-docs and faculty!

A note on accessibility:
The School of Public Health building is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevators, ADA compliant doorways and restrooms. Please be advised, there are no automatic doors. We are happy to make all ease-of-access arrangements, in advance of your arrival. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with j[email protected] for any accessibility needs or requests.


  • Ashleigh LoVette, doctoral student, BSS
  • Geetika Kalloo, doctoral student, Epidemiology
  • Annie Wentz, doctoral student, Epidemiology
  • Rachel Denlinger, doctoral student, BSS
  • Julie Skarha, masters student, Epidemiology

LEAD Meeting Archive

Racial disparities in COVID-19

Indigenous and Native Peoples

Invisible Labor

Implicit/Unconscious Bias


  • Sensoy, Ö. & DiAngelo, R. (2012). Understanding Privilege Through Ableism. In Is everyone really equal?: An introduction to key concepts in critical social justice education (pp. 81-101). NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Eli Clare. (2015). The Mountain. In Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (pp. 1-13). Durham: Duke University Press. *this chapter mentions sexual assault in the section titled "III: Home"

Environmental Racism and Justice

Gender and Sexuality 

Medical Mistrust 

*Please note this article contains descriptions of pregnancy-related trauma*