DPM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee

The department has implemented several initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our actions, behaviors and goals. Below are some of the ways we strive to become educated, trained and aware of ways to improve our ourselves and our environment.

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Our Mission

The Department of Preventive Medicine’s (DPM’s) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee drives structural change through initiatives that promote meaningful, informative action, conversations and awareness around DEI concepts in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and the Office of Equity for faculty, staff, research participants and collaborators. These initiatives strive to embed DEI-specific strategies for DPM activities including: research, employee recruitment, hiring processes, employee retention, DPM community engagement, operations and decision-making.

The committee has three subcommittees: Website, Education and Training, and Inclusive Environment.   

Committee Members (Spring 2023)

DEI Committee Members Spring 2023
Shaina Alexandria Nabil Alshurafa
Yeunook Bae
Lauren Balmert Bonner Liz Budzik  Kirsten Burdett 
Diana Chirinos   Jody Ciolino  Edith Freeze
Julie Galvin
Madison Hartstein Sarah Hill
Ann Kan
Ashley Limon
Sandra Look
Darci Phillips
Siobhan Phillips

 Yasmin Pina

Halima Shuchi Daniel Stowers

Jessica Thomas

Are you interested in joining the committee, or have suggestions on how the department can improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace?

Please submit this form.

Links to Explore


Minority Faculty Association in Feinberg School of Medicine: Committed to enhancing the recruitment, retention and promotion of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty through mentorship, professional development, and networking at Feinberg.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Feinberg School of Medicine: Aims to foster a culture of belongingness and inclusion at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Conducts strategic efforts to target recruitment, education, and partnerships with the goal of building diverse and exceptional talent in scholarship, clinical care, leadership and community engagement.

Feinberg LGBTQ+ Alliance: Promotes safety, inclusion, and acceptance of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff through advocacy, education, and discussion of LGBTQ+ issues and rights.

Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine: Seeks to create a culture of disability inclusion in medicine at FSM and beyond.

Northwestern University's Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Page, within the Office of the Provost: Helps to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members including students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Northwestern University's Gender Inclusive Initiatives: A campus-wide effort led by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Women’s Center, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) to increase access to resources and support for our gender diverse students, faculty, and staff. 

Northwestern University's Office of Equity: Fostering a culture of access, belonging and accountability.


Our curated Research Equity Resources Page: Information about how to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in health science education and research.

Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET), Anti-Racism Resources: This page is updated regularly with anti-racism resources, including ways to support local racial justice initiatives, books to read, podcasts to listen to, and more.

Northwestern University's Office for Research, Research DEI: Anti Racism Toolkit: Includes a plethora of articles, books and videos to explore.

Gender Inclusive Initiatives resources page: Become a Trans Inclusive Action Leader, Pronoun Awareness, Campus Resources, and more.

Unconscious Bias Training, from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Learn to define and explore unconscious bias, and about inclusive strategies that can be applied today to counter unintended consequences.

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