Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity 

The PhD Program in Health Policy is dedicated to a creating a diverse group of graduate students and providing these students with the resources and support they need to succeed. We strive to provide an inclusive environment both academically and socially. Below are resources for both prospective and current students at Harvard.

Resources for Prospective Students:

Harvard offers several academic preparation programs for minority students at different levels who are considering a doctoral program. Below you can find links and information on a few of these programs that are most related to the PhD Program in Health Policy.

Perspectives is a downloadable brochure that is a resource for minority applicants. It outlines the application process, programs offered, and on-campus resources.

Research Scholar Initiative NIH funded post-baccalaureate program through GSAS. Each scholar works with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participates in professional development seminars, and receives GRE preparation support.

FACETS While in the program, students focus on building research experience, expanding their network of mentors by connecting with students and faculty, and participating in professional development activities.

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) A leadership program that connects you with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Graduate Application Counseling Services offered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Assistance in reviewing different aspects of your application and providing feedback.

FAQ for PhD in Health Policy application process: This page is useful if you are in the process of applying to our program. You can also contact Colleen Yout, Assistant Director, if you have specific questions.

Recruitment calendar for GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs – meet with various representatives from GSAS at events across the US.


Resources for Current Students:

Student Groups at GSAS These students groups support multiple identities and help students thrive academically and grow personally.

The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Programs, Harvard Medical School The mission of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) is to advance diversity inclusion in health, biomedical, behavioral, and STEM fields that builds individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure equity in health locally, nationally, and globally.

Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs, GSAS 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion