How Does Diversity Impact Science?

Evidence shows that diverse, inclusive teams enhance creativity, innovation, and productivity in science. A group of renowned leaders will discuss the outcomes of scientific workforce diversity on creativity and innovation in science. Invited speakers will share their perspective on the benefits of scientific workforce diversity and highlight effective methods for measuring its impact, as well as areas for future research.

Marie A. Bernard, M.D., NIH COSWD will moderate the 90-minute discussion.


Richard B. Freeman, Ph.D.

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

Jedidah Isler, Ph.D.

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

Jennifer Kuan, Ph.D.

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

George M. Santangelo, Ph.D.

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

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Ph.D.

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

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

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

When:  May 17, 2022 from 13:00 to 14:30 (ET)