The pursuit of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a cornerstone of public health and at the core of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s identity. It is woven into the fabric of all of the school’s priorities — from recruitment, teaching, and training to research, community collaboration, and everyday interactions within the confines of the school and outside of it. UCLA Fielding recognizes the legacy of the nation’s long and continuing history of structural racism, anti-Blackness and white privilege, and exclusionary practices in higher education. UCLA Fielding is deeply committed to transformational change that builds a more equitable system. 

At UCLA Fielding, the goal is to foster a community of inclusion in which historically and socially marginalized and underserved students, staff, and faculty are represented, respected, and in positions to effect change. The school has resolved to create an anti-racist environment in which all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) FSPH community members feel a true sense of belonging; that their work is valued; that the school’s curriculum and culture are reflective of their identities; and that they are nurtured toward maximum growth. Beyond the essential nature of this work at UCLA Fielding, enacting this cultural shift will prepare graduates to address inequities of health, access, and power in our society.

The school’s EDI efforts are impact-driven and fall broadly into these categories: Pathways and Recruitment; Community and Belonging; Teaching and Development; and Infrastructure and Policy. 

For more information, please visit the School of Public Health EDI page.

Last updated
January 3, 2024