About Us

We aim to promote a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative practices by forging spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respected. These ideals are intrinsic to collaborative partnerships and our commitment to diversify the health professions workforce.

The College of Health strives to foster a community reflective of the diverse experiences and backgrounds of its students, faculty, and staff across:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Age
  • Abilities and special needs
  • Education
  • Military experience
  • National origin
  • Immigration status
  • Language differences
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Or any other real or perceived differences based on an individual’s identity



Contact Us

Committee Chair
Yda J. Smith, PhD, OTR/L
Phone: 801-585-9589
Email: yda.smith@hsc.utah.edu

Diversity & Inclusion at the College of Health
520 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108