Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the IU center for Bioethics

The IU Center for Bioethics recognizes the social injustices and systematic racism that have undermined the prosperity of underserved communities. The center is committed to increasing awareness of the structures of inequality and promoting efforts in DEI through research, education, and programming.
Check below to access numerous articles, training, and events related to DEI in medicine and society.

HERE (Health, Equity, Race, and Ethics)

This new mini-series by the IU Center for Bioethics features IUCB faculty and outside experts applying an ethics lens to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Speakers will explore contemporary DEI topics in health and research using diverse ethical perspectives, including feminist ethics, narrative ethics, human rights frameworks, critical race theory, or other approaches. These talks are meant to be explorations of DEI that can broaden and deepen our understanding of methodology and theory in bioethics, and thus deepen our appreciation for problems and ways forward in equity and diversity.

Previous Lectures:

The Role of Clinicians and Health Systems in Caring for Community Health

  • Speaker: Bill Tierney
  • Date/Time: March 3rd, 2022, 1PM

Humility in our Ethics: A Case for Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety in our Research

Public Health Ethics and Adolescent Reproductive Health Equity


Bioethics and Race

The IU Center for Bioethics is committed to creating an environment that embraces different perspectives and opinions on some of the challenging problems in society. To improve race relations and health outcomes, tough discussions are necessary. The center aims to facilitate these discussions and encourage active participation in ameliorating disparities in our communities.

Click here to see our selected lectures and articles on the subject

Faculty and Staff Training

iCare (Implementing Conversations to Advance Racial Equity)

Indiana University School of Medicine’s ICARE series seeks to prepare persons, affiliated with the institution, to lead action and conversations related to addressing systematic racism and race inequities.

Central to IUSM’s core values and reflecting IUSM’s three diversity foundational pillars of representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence, this series advances the cultural competence and cultural humility of faculty, staff, and learners at all levels. Moreover, this series promotes an inclusive working and learning environment and works to ensure that all members of the IUSM community feel welcomed, valued, respected, and encouraged to fully participate in our institution.

To read more about this program, click here.

White Racial Literacy Project featuring Dr. Kathy Obear

  • Faculty enrolled in this workshop will take part in an experience that will change the way they see the classroom, understand how whiteness shows up in the classroom and curriculum, and learn skills to ensure all students are included in and have the opportunity to learn from the courses they teach.
Bias and StereotypesMicroaggressionsPrivilege
Anti RacismEmpathy, Inclusion and Civil DiscourseAntisemitism 


Other Resources

Racial Healing ProjectWhite Racial Literacy Project
  • The Racial Healing Project seeks to engage students, staff, faculty, and administration at IUPUI in the movement and process of racial healing by aiding participants in understanding the current covert and overt manifestations of racism, reconciling the historical trauma and legacy of racism in the United States, and providing strategies to cope with and combat racism across campus.
  • The White Racial Literacy Project seeks to help transform IUPUI through its explicit focus on racial equity, a fundamental element of social change. It undertakes an innovative approach to racial equity on campus by facilitating concrete efforts to address whiteness and racial inequities in institutional decision-making, the academic curriculum, and the campus.