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We are proudly committed to equity, inclusion and community engagement.

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is committed to action-oriented and evidence-based policies to address inequity and create a more welcoming, accessible and inclusive space for our students, faculty, staff and friends in the community. We believe that there are systemic problems that require complex solutions, and we are dedicated to developing and implementing those solutions in order to create not only a more equitable academic environment but also a more equitable health care system, which we believe can be done through the education of the next generation of health care leaders.

Vision Statement: SHRS is an inclusive community of faculty, staff and students that reflects and celebrates the diversity of talents and contributions of all people in society.

Our People, Our Programs, Our Purpose: We are a diverse community of learners, partners and leaders dedicated to the preparation of health and rehabilitation professionals in the pursuit of health equity that improves lives and transforms communities.

SHRS Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (OEI&CE)

Established in 2020, this office aims to increase the preparation of students and trainees in SHRS to address health disparities and to strengthen schoolwide community engagement efforts.

Members of the SHRS community can utilize the OEI&CE project/service request form for program, initiative or resource need related to community engagement, diversity and inclusion.

Would you like to send feedback? Email us at shrsinclusion@shrs.pitt.edu.


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Our Team

Bernard Rousseau

Dr. Bernard Rousseau, associate dean, OEI&CE: Rousseau works closely with the associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate deans for diversity, equity and inclusion across the six schools of health sciences to provide leadership, guidance and support to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented faculty, staff and students.

Channing Moreland

Dr. Channing Moreland, director of the SHRS Wellness Pavilion and senior director of Strategic Programs and Services, OEI&CE: Moreland provides leadership, strategic and operational guidance, oversight and support to programs, services and initiatives for the OEI&CE. 

Learn more about each department and program's inclusion initiatives here

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