The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering is dedicated to a culture of inclusive excellence.
Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE)
Formed by BME faculty and staff in 2020, the mission of the BME department’s Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE) Committee is to create and maintain an environment in which all members of a diverse BME community feel included, welcomed, and celebrated.
Our vision statement:
The sustained excellence of our BME department relies on providing a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and supports people with different backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts. We are dedicated to promoting principles of inclusive excellence in all aspects of our department, including teaching, research, and service. To provide everyone with an equal change to succeed, we will establish a supportive climate through active training, engaged discussion, and learning. We will support activities for greater social interaction, an appreciation of differences, and overall well-being. We will work to establish practices and policies that provide equitable environments for all, irrespective of identity.
To address historically underrepresented populations in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine), we will advance inclusive opportunities for individuals at all levels within the department. We will build strong, collaborative ties with the local Baltimore community and intentionally engage with the surrounding communities to positively impact our local society and culture. We will learn from diverse individuals and their experiences to co-create a journey of growth.
In our efforts toward inclusive excellence, we will create a diverse and equitable culture that is essential to innovation and progress in biomedical engineering.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to increasing diversity in the BME community through programs such as:
An endowed PhD fellowship program awarded by the Office for the Provost that provides full tuition, stipend, health benefits, targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities.
A group of four leading research institutions that will work together to design and implement strategies intended to increase the number of faculty from groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A cluster hiring program at Johns Hopkins to encourage and support interdisciplinary cohorts of faculty with targeted community-building, leadership development, competitive start-up packages, and strong infrastructure supports.
Please use the links below to explore resources available at Johns Hopkins and opportunities for further learning.
- Whiting School of Engineering: Resources for Diversity and Inclusion
- School of Medicine: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Diversity at JHU
- Training: Learn Solutions Diversity Offerings.
- Emotional and Mental Health
- Self-Care Resources for Coping with Racial Trauma
- A Message from Hopkins BME Leadership – June 18, 2020
- When Twice as Good Isn’t Enough
- Is Science for Us? Black Students’ and Parents’ Views of Science and Science Careers
- A How-To Guide for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Engineering
- Recruiting & Retaining: Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students in Biomedical Engineering
- Diversity and the Duke BME PhD Program: Then, Now and Moving Forward
- Does STEM Stand Out? Examining Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Persistence Across Postsecondary Fields
- The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy and the “White” Problem in American Studies
- An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science
- The AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy
- I Could Have Been George Floyd, Too
- 10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion
- A Call to Action
- Invisible Labor
- An Antiracist Reading List
- How to Show Support for Black Lives in Baltimore
- The Case for Reparations