A Message from our New Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education
My name is Adriana Black (she, her, hers) and I am the new Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education for Tufts University health sciences campuses in Boston and Grafton.
In my role, I will be spearheading educational initiatives aimed at promoting inclusive excellence at all the schools on the health sciences campuses. I am already working on planning, developing, and implementing trainings and workshops centering on minimizing practices of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and xenophobia – among others.
Though originally from Venezuela, I grew up in the Midwest in Urbana-Champaign, IL, before moving to St. Louis, MO. I received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sociology and a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) from Saint Louis University. After a few years of clinical work, I moved to Boston to pursue another graduate degree. I received my Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology from Boston University.
I have a background in community health practice, teaching, Latinx immigrant children’s research, and academic racial justice initiatives. Over the past ten years, I have worked to develop and deliver justice and equity programs and curricula at various higher education and health science institutions.
My office is Jaharis 215. Please feel free to stop by and say hi anytime!
If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail me. I welcome your perspective, feedback, and advice. I look forward to meeting and working with you!