Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

The PhD Program in Health Policy is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff can collaboratively learn and work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, or disabilities.  We value the academic, social, and broader benefits that emerge from a diverse program and commit to continually working towards an academic environment where all members of the Health Policy community feel supported and celebrated.  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: Resources for Minority Applicants A downloadable brochure from Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), which provides guidance on the application process, and outlines GSAS' academic programs as well as 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 program offered through GSAS and the Leadership Alliance that connects students with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

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:

Harvard University Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs, GSAS 

Harvard International Office

Accessible Education Office

Office for Gender Equity

Student Affinity 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 Inclusion at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.