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Susan Cheng: Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Welcome to Dr. Susan Cheng, our new associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion! She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.

Cheng comes to us from Benedictine University, where she recruited and mentored the most diverse Department of Public Health at that university. She aims to continue her work at Tulane in creating a "dynamic, inclusive community that celebrates and welcomes the talents and vision of the most diverse School of Public Health in the country" and "to foster an academic home that promotes equitable recruitment, support, and advancement of individuals from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, first generation, immigrant, and multicultural communities, who can thrive and succeed in a highly collaborative environment. All are welcome here at Tulane," she says.

Dr. Cheng intends to present several town halls this fall - keep an eye out for further details.

Learn more about Dr. Cheng.

Anti-Racism Taskforce Subcommittees

  1. We currently have four subcommittees and a student committee. Student voices are a vital part of our continuing improvement efforts across the school, and we would be delighted to include your voice and perspectives in our subcommittees. The four Anti-Racism Taskforce Subcommittees are:
    • Training and Development
    • Scholarship
    • Equity Scorecard
    • Curriculum Committee
  2. In addition, there is a specific student subcommittee. The student committee is co-led by Venessa Williams, our EDI representative from the SGA, and by Tyler Jackson, an MPH student, and Healthy Equity chair for IPHA.
  3. Please email me at your earliest convenience if you're interested in joining us. All are welcome and we are grateful for your efforts!

Associate Dean of EDI Office Hours

I will also be holding regular drop-in EDI office hours on the third Thursdays of every month at noon. Please drop by with any concerns, questions, or just to say hello.

The meetings for the rest of the academic year will be: 12/16; 1/20; 2/17; 3/17; and 4/21.

Join me here! https://tulane.zoom.us/j/4360094394