Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Human Genetics Department is committed to fostering a vibrant scientific community in which all our members can thrive as students, scientists, and human beings. In this community, we include and celebrate people across all dimensions of identity, background, experience, and perspective. Although we share these values with many other scientists and scholars, we feel a special sense of responsibility because our subject is human genetic variation. In our research and education mission we are working to understand and address the ways in which the historical and social context of our field — including its relationship to systemic racism and other forms of social hierarchy — have shaped scientific work in genetics. We hope that in these ways our department can contribute to the development of genetics as a science that can help us all create a more enlightened and just society.