University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty lead externally and internally funded projects that explore issues related to race/ethnicity, gender, disability/accessibility, or sexual orientation. Those projects - along with an interdisciplinary research initiative and university libraries services - are featured with others designed to enhance diversity and inclusion and broaden the participation of underrepresented groups.

To inquire about having your work featured on this web page, please contact Nathan Meier, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at or Karen Kassebaum, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion at

Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI)

Founded in 2012, the initiative is intended to strengthen the infrastructure of services available to faculty researching minority health disparities. It also builds networks of researchers to address a broad range of critical health issues in the state and nation. The initiative now counts a core research group of 10 faculty from departments across the university, including psychology, sociology, communication studies, nutrition and health services, and child, and youth and family studies.

Multicultural and Diversity Research Services

University Libraries strives to support and fulfill the information needs of university community members engaged in multicultural and diversity research. The Diversity Librarian works closely with the Diversity Committee and other faculty and staff to support research in the following programs as well as other related areas of research:

  • Institute for Ethnic Studies programs
  • Women and Gender Studies, including LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies

A University Libraries web page provides the links to multicultural and diversity research tools, digital and physical collections, programs, and services.