Resources

WHAT IS DIVERSITY?

Defining diversity is more complex than many realize. For a discussion of diversity, please check out this link.
RACISM, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND HEALTH

Racism has deep implications for health. Click here to learn more about discrimination and racism, its intersection with socioeconomic status (SES), and its implications for health.

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON HEALTH DISPARITIES

This pdf contains a discussion of relevant terms and concepts followed by key references.

MENTORING OF EARLY CAREER MINORITIES

Early career researchers from underrepresented groups face a host of unique challenges ranging from lack of local relatable role models to tokenism. Effective mentoring can help the individual to develop their potential as a researcher and contribute to the diversification of the research community. This symposium from the 2013 APA Convention featured 6 speakers who discussed the topic from the national level, to best practices, to the experience of the mentees.

PRESENTATIONS (.PPT FORMAT)

  1. Introduction
  2. Diversity Programs – Dr. Lula Beatty
  3. Example of a Mentoring Program – Drs. John Elder and Greg Talavera
  4. A Mentee’s Experience – Dr. Daniel Lopez-Cevallos
  5. A Mentee’s Experience – Dr. John Ruiz

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This symposium was organized to help you:

  1. Review current knowledge on the importance of early career mentoring of under-represented groups as well as national efforts to improve such mentoring.
  2. Gain familiarity with various models and approaches to mentoring researchers from under-represented backgrounds as well as gain an appreciation for the challenges and benefits of being mentored.

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    This four-part series investigates mixes contemporary science and data with personal stories to create an engaging and informative documentary detailing the nuances of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health and well-being.

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