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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The HD Lab was created to address the human condition from psychiatry to neurosurgery in order to ethically understand and treat pain and suffering. We strongly believe that everyone has the right to live a happy and healthy life. We recognize the contributions of systemic racism, sexism, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community to health and wellness. We are committed to empowering our scientific research and clinical treatments with this lens. 

We can all individually work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the world we live in. Being aware of the small steps necessary by each person is essential to creating an inclusive community. As a team we promote DEI and encourage others to do so as well. 


  • DEI training and development of new members

  • Mitigating bias through inclusion of all team members on projects

  • The use and promotion of gender inclusive language

  • Attending events that promote DEI

  • Participating in Neurosurgery Department DEI Town Halls

  • Recognizing outstanding individuals from marginalized groups on our social media platforms

  • Researching and bringing awareness to racial, ethnic and gender inequities in our community

  • Mentorship

  • Creating outreach programs 

“We recognize our responsibility as the research, land-grant university, and the need to do more and do better. We also acknowledge the anger, pain, frustration, and concern felt within our community, around our campuses, and beyond. In recent weeks, we have been listening, learning, and engaging, as we seek to balance our collective wisdom with action to build a more equitable and just university.” 

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel

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