TRIUMPH (Tackling Racism Institutionally and Urgently to Move Public Health)

Mission:

TRIUMPH is a collective of Black faculty, staff, and administrators in the field of Global Public Health working to:

  • CREATE a community that fosters justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for all within the GPH community and beyond.  
  • EDUCATE through initiatives and substantive actions to address and dismantle a culture of anti-Blackness and multi-layered, structural racism
  • HEAL, inspire, and empower all those who self-identify as Black to thrive professionally, personally and spiritually 

2020 - 2021 Goals:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dean’s Role 

  1. Champion for the creation and hiring of the role (ongoing)
  2. Partner with GPH Dean and Vice Dean to draft job description (completed)
  3. Participate in the hiring process/selection of the impending role (in progress)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training 

  1. Promote the integration of Anti-Racism Curricula throughout degree programs (in progress)
  2. Advocate for DEI and racial justice training throughout the GPH community (ongoing)
  3. Recommend the review of Admissions and Enrollment for equitable practices across all degree programs (in progress)

GPH Climate Assessment

  1. Advocacy for external Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment (completed)
  2. Recommend experts and practitioners who will serve as potential assessment facilitators (in progress)

Events

  1. Offer events and activities dedicated to fostering opportunities for continuous inspiration, empowerment, and networking (ongoing)
    • No Room For Fear: An Intimate Chat with Jodi-Ann Burey, MPH | 4/24 (completed)

History:

In the Summer of 2020, in the wake of the state-sanctioned murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others, and global mobilization of the Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName Movements …. a collective of Black faculty, staff, and administrators at the NYU School of Global Public Health came together to TRIUMPH (Tackling Racism Institutionally and Urgently to Motivate Public Health).

Inaugural Members

Kristen Bush

Kristen Bush

Director, Student and Alumni Affairs

LeConte J Dill

LeConté Dill

Director, Public Health Practice; Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Lecia Ductan

Lecia Ductan

Administrative Aide, Department of Epidemiology

Vardia Duterville

Vardia Duterville

Administrative Aide, Department of Biostatistics

Brittany Edghill

Brittany Edghill

Program Administrator, Undergraduate Programs

Karyn E Faber

Karyn Faber

Director, Undergraduate Experiential Learning; Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Erika George

Erika George

Administrative Aide, Departments of Public Health Nutrition and Social & Behavioral Sciences

Joyce Moon Howard

Joyce Moon Howard

Director, Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health Science and Practice

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