Title: Simple principles to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in biostatistics courses
Authors: Scarlett Bellamy - Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health (United States) [presenting]
Abstract: As biostatistics begins to embrace conversations about improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field, ideally, these perspectives will also begin to permeate outward to impact every aspect of the profession, including incorporating these principles into how we teach our trainees. By incorporating DEI principles into biostatistics pedagogy, instructors and trainees can cultivate a more holistic understanding of both historical background and current challenges in the field by enabling all students to see themselves in the content and how they might contribute to making important contributions to both statistical theory and application. Basic, practical examples will be used to introduce these concepts into courses without compromising course objectives and often without requiring additional time for these curricular enhancements, thus promoting a culture of inclusion in training environments.