Course Goals

  • Learn foundational principles of antiracist theory and methodology.
  • Understand levels of bias and oppression.
  • Reflect on how non-inclusiveness in biomedical research may bias the distribution of benefits, inflict harm, and increase risk for people, stakeholders, and communities.
  • Reflect on how non-inclusiveness may bias team productivity and wellbeing, career advancement, individual performance and wellbeing, and innovation.
  • Implement the knowledge learned from this series by practicing actionable steps.

Bias and racism continue to infiltrate many aspects of the medical and biomedical field. This workshop series is designed to empower participants with the tools to resist racism and racist practices and to work towards positive change.

Through these five virtual sessions, facilitators will present an overview of antiracist theory and methodology. Building on this foundational knowledge, participants will then explore how an antiracism practice can improve their experiences in their respective fields, help them recast an existing project or problem through an antiracist lens, and empower them to be actively antiracist in their professional and personal lives.

Session dates

Session 1: July 11, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm EST

Session 2: July 18, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm EST

Session 3: July 25, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm EST

Session 4: August 1, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm EST

Session 5: August 8, 2024 | 1:00-2:30pm EST


This series is designed for staff, faculty, and trainees at Harvard-affiliated schools and institutions.

We believe that the research community is strengthened by understanding how a number of factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, national origin, language, disability, and age shape the environment in which we live and work, affect each of our personal identities, and impacts all areas of human health.


Those with an interest in developing an antiracist action plan and availability to attend all five sessions, committing to approximately one hour of work between each session.


This series is free for Harvard Medical School-affiliated applicants.


The application process is closed.