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Diversity & Inclusion

Our tradition of integrated research and practice focuses on the needs of those whose health status or social condition leaves them vulnerable or places them at risk. Our collaborative innovations increase the diversity of participation in healthcare research, promote sharing of diverse interprofessional perspectives, provide tools to support those working with vulnerable populations, and enhance community engagement.

Understanding diversity is an ongoing process that involves lifelong learning, and we believe that this continued learning is crucial to improving health, ensuring equity, and providing a positive, supportive climate in which all individuals are welcome.

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Inclusion Across Campus


Mel Freitag, PhD

Diversity Officer


(608) 263-5273

5117 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Haley Burkhardt

Multicultural Initiatives Specialist



4204 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Kala (Kim) Cornelius

STREAM Co-Director


4204 Signe Skott Cooper Hall