Supporting those who are committed to applying scientific methodologies to accelerate advances in human health.

Commitment to DEI

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

ACTS is a mission-oriented, action-based association that honors diversity, advances equity and inclusion, and fosters a sense of belonging and trust among its members. We recognize, respect, and celebrate differences in culture, background, and experience - embracing the importance of diversity and inclusion to advance clinical and translational science efforts. We accept our moral and ethical responsibility to contribute to an inclusive culture and insist that members show each other respect. We condemn discrimination, racism, intolerance, and indifference of any kind that threatens to separate us from the overall goal of increasing health through clinical and translational science.  Because we strive for our values to be visibly woven into the foundation of ACTS, we focus on establishing an operational structure to support, cultivate, and sustain diversity and inclusion efforts with an aim to advance equity and justice through our research, education, advocacy, and mentorship.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The committee develops and enacts strategies to address diversity, equity, and inclusion across all ACTS activities. 

>> Meet the Committee

  • Doriane Miller, MD (Chair)
  • LaTonya Berryhill, MBA
  • Mark Bolding, PhD
  • Yasheca Ebanks, MS
  • Lisa Fornaresio, PhD
  • Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH
  • Janet Mighty, MBA
  • Abu Mosa, PhD
  • Minerva Orellana, PhD, MS
  • Gelise Thomas, JD, MS
  • Doris Rubio, PhD (Board Liaison)


DEI Resources

Visit the Learning Library to find courses from past Translational Science meetings covering the latest developments in the field of translational science and clinical research, including resources to increase diversity and equity in research particpation, curriculum, and more.

The Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) offers educational and timely introspectives into the current state of the field covering topics from health equity and diversity to team science and workforce development.

Thank You to ACTS Partner