Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In 2018, the UAB School of Health Professions formed a school-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee made up of faculty, staff and students. Together, they work collaboratively to promote these areas within the school and build capacity for embracing these concepts among our colleagues as well as our alumni.

SHP Today and Tomorrow

We interviewed students, faculty, and staff about the School's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to learn where we are today as well as how we can improve every day moving forward. Please click the video below to see where we are today and where we are going tomorrow.

School Overview 2019

Moving Forward

As we move forward, there are two major activities that are part of the School's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

    1. Launch Events: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will host several launch events to personally engage all school faculty, staff, and students in our efforts and activities. Our first event was held on March 6 and was a huge success. Be on the lookout for the announcement of our upcoming events.
    2. Online Needs Assessment: Our questionnaire will explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics to identify issues in need of attention throughout the school.

Thank you!

In advance of all these actions, we thank you for your participation and your support - but most of all - we thank you for your commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the university, school, program, and personal level.

Individual Videos

Please click on the individual video below to see more personal reflections about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from each of those we interviewed.

Jose' Fernandez

Department of Nutrition Sciences

Sam South

Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Leandra Celaya

Department of Health Services Administration

Kortland Hudson

M.S. in Health Administration (MSHA Class 54)

Akil Hawkins

Doctor of Physical Therapy (Class of 2020)

Doug Moellering

Department of Nutrition Sciences

Valene Garr Barry

PhD Student
School of Health Professions

Floyd Josephat

Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Jane Moore

Department of Physical Therapy