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The next giant leap in public health

Eleven new faculty members spanning six departments and three colleges joined Purdue in 2022 as the first wave of a larger, multiyear cluster hiring initiative to bring diverse perspectives to public health. (Purdue University photo/Charles Jischke)

Meet the new faculty members bringing diverse perspectives to public health at Purdue

In 2021, we announced Purdue’s Next Moves — five strategic initiatives to propel the university’s global prestige and instigate groundbreaking research. An essential part of that is investing in Purdue faculty.  

That’s why those five Next Moves include the Equity Task Force, a comprehensive five-year, $75 million plan that will bring diverse perspective to Purdue’s campus.

With a commitment to sustained advancement of diversity in research, thought and representation at Purdue, the Equity Task Force hired new faculty members in public health, health policy and health equity. 

In the fall of 2022, 11 new Purdue faculty started their Boilermaker academic careers. They span six departments in three colleges — Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy, and Libraries and Information Sciences. This is the first wave of a larger, multiyear cluster hiring initiative, totaling 40 faculty, that will expand our research, diversify faculty perspectives and promote a supportive community for all students.

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