Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

DBDS on Diversity

We are committed to our historical and ongoing mission to use biomedical data science to improve human health. A cornerstone of this mission is diversity, reflected in embracing a breadth of complementary research interests, research styles, and a diverse and inclusive community. DBDS recognizes that we have significant work to do in shaping our future as we work towards achieving justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work and operations, our research and activities, and our professional relationships and partnerships.

We are in full alignment and agreement with the School and University-wide initiatives: https://med.stanford.edu/hrg/jedi/mission-and-vision.html

Stanford University’s IDEAL Program

IDEAL serves as a “North Star” that guides transformative change in our campus environment by fostering alignment and collaborative efforts, university-wide.

IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in a Learning Environment) is a set of campuswide initiatives that share the following goals:

  • To ensure that diversity of thought, experience, and approach is represented in all sectors of our education and research enterprise
  • To ensure that all members of the campus community feel they belong and are supported regardless of their background, identity, or affiliations; and
  • To ensure that all members of the campus community have broad access to the opportunities and benefits of Stanford.

The work of IDEAL is focused on four cross-campus areas that affect students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff


Stanford's Land Acknowledgment Statement

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

This acknowledgment has been developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.