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About the department

The Department of Equity, Ethics and Policy aims to provide an interdisciplinary home for research, training, and cross-sectoral collaboration on issues related to Equity, Ethics, and Policy. The Department will be dedicated to research, teaching, and outreach activities that address the ethical, policy, social, technological, legal and environmental issues that impact health and health equity. Its mission is to deepen scholarly perspectives in bioethics, law, social sciences, and health and social policy development and evaluation, and to inform policy and practice for improving population health and health equity.

Our department merges two units, the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Biomedical Ethics Unit, with a long history of exchange and collaboration. DEEP builds on this foundation to provide an interactive platform to impart theories, methods, and knowledge from multiple disciplines, including epidemiology, ethics, philosophy, law, geography, environmental health, economics, psychology, sociology, and history, and create a culture of robust interdisciplinary research, training, and knowledge exchange.


Meet the interim chair

Portrait of Arijit NandiArijit Nandi, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health and Interim Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. An epidemiologist by training and is broadly interested in the impact of population-level interventions, including health and social policy reforms, on health and health inequalities. He is the principal investigator of the multidisciplinary PROSPERED project. Nandi holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University.


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