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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Kassebaum, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com.
Kirk Dombrowski Sociology
“Social Network Analysis for Solving Minority Health Disparities” - Funded by the National Science Foundation
Bridget Goosby Sociology
“The Intergenerational Transmission of Race Disparities in Health” - Funded by the National Institutes of Health
Mark Griep Chemistry
“Framing the Chemistry Curriculum” - Funded by the National Science Foundation
Deb Hope Psychology
“Community Partnership to Identify Intervention Targets to Improve Mental Health Services to Transgender Individuals in Underserved Areas” - Funded by the National Institutes of Health
Judy Walker Mathematics
“Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics” - Funded by the National Science Foundation
“NSF INCLUDES: WATCH US (Women Achieving Through Community Hubs) in the United States” - Funded by the National Science Foundation
Les Whitbeck Sociology – Emeritus
“A RCT (Randomized Control Trial) of a Family-Centered Ojibwe Substance Abuse Prevention” - Funded by the National Institutes of Health
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.