The Everson Research Group brings together faculty, staff, postdocs, and students that come from diverse backgrounds, and have their own unique identities, perspectives, and experiences. We aim to provide an environment (physical, virtual, and psychological) where our team members are free to be themselves and feel safe to do so. We believe that this diversity is beneficial to each of us as individuals and improves our science. Each of us bares the responsibility to make our environment respectful, safe, and positive, and to promote each other’s growth as educators, scientists, and colleagues. We recognize that the systematic oppression and exclusion of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, religious identities, sexual orientations, genders, disabilities, nationalities, and socio-economic positions, reinforce the inequities that exist in our society and in academia. We aim to actively oppose these inequities by:
- Recruiting trainees and staff from diverse backgrounds that bring unique perspectives and skillsets
- Providing trainees with access to research opportunities that align with their skills and interests
- Supporting each member of the research group, and accommodating their unique needs to promote their success
- Promoting career development opportunities for all members of the research group
- Providing an environment where issues of oppression and exclusion can be respectfully discussed
- Working to actively address any issues of oppression or exclusion within our research group, RSPH, or the University.
Additionally, we provide this excellent visualization of our research group’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, courtesy of Sammy Katta.