In this presentation Drs. Garcia and MacTavish will describe the plan for the CPHHS initiative, A Land Grant University for Equity and Justice, that will build on previous work to advance faculty and student success through the lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). They will explore domains from the literature that provide a foundation for the work, such as racism and the academic pipeline, racial resistance to authority and expertise, racial hostility in the classroom, racial scrutinizing of research agendas, racial taxation of excessive service, and racial marginalization and isolation.
Jonathan Garcia, PhD
Associate Professor of Global Health; Project Director for the Initiative, A Land Grant University for Equity and Justice, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, OSU
Jonathan Garcia received his doctorate from Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and postdoctoral training at the Yale School of Public Health. He uses innovative and participatory methods to develop public health interventions and inform the implementation of clinical trials. He works both globally and domestically on health disparities that emerge at the intersection of sexuality, gender and race. His work has focused on devising community-led approaches to social inclusion, HIV prevention, and Hepatitis C treatment access, especially among Latinos and LGBT populations. He maintains key partnerships in Brazil, Peru and India.
Kate MacTavish, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, Co-Project Director for the Initiative, A Land Grant University for Equity and Justice, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, OSU
Kate's research centers on examining how small towns and rural places function for the children and families who call them home. Since 1997, she has been examining contextual factors that shape developmental pathways for children and youth in the distinctly lower-income rural context of a trailer park.