The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formed in 2020 as part of SMB’s ongoing commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable society.
The purpose of the DEI Committee is to develop, implement, and oversee initiatives to make sure that our Society supports and promotes all of our members regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, and disability.
The Committee is actively working to achieve the goals laid out above. We have identified two primary areas to focus on in our first year:
(1) Purposeful recruitment: Create new initiatives to expand SMB membership to welcome groups historically underrepresented in mathematical biology.
(2) Targeted actions to support underserved groups: Celebrate diversity by highlighting and amplifying members and their work.
We welcome SMB members interested in contributing to DEI initiatives within SMB to join the committee. Please email Dr. Stacey Finley, committee co-chair, for more information.