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How Does Diversity Impact Science?

Event Dates
May 17, 2022, All day

Evidence shows that diverse, inclusive teams enhance creativity, innovation, and productivity in science. During this seminar, a group of renowned leaders discussed the outcomes of scientific workforce diversity on creativity and innovation in science. Invited speakers shared their perspective on the benefits of scientific workforce diversity and highlighted effective methods for measuring its impact, as well as areas for future research.

Presentation Materials and Meeting Recording


Richard B. Freeman, Ph.D.

Richard B. Freeman, Ph.D., Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University


Jedidah Isler, Ph.D.

Jedidah Isler, Ph.D., OSTP Principal Assistant Director for STEM Opportunity and Engagement


Jennifer Kuan, Ph.D.

Jennifer Kuan, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Innovation and Research, California State University, Monterey Bay


George M. Santangelo, Ph.D.

George M. Santangelo, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis


Laurel Smith-Doerr, Ph.D.

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D., President Emerita, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University