Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources



Looking for career mentoring?

Programs that offer additional mentoring support, career development, and networking opportunities.

Want to talk to someone?

In HST: 

  • Fellow students, continuing MEMP PhD students volunteer as 'buddies' for incoming students, creating relationships that often endure for years.
  • All HST students are assigned an academic advisors, these faculty members assist students in planning their course of study, finding a research lab and approving students' registration each semester. Academic Advisors are also available to listen and help direct you to appropriate support services.
  • The following faculty and administrators are knowledgeable about HST academic programs and are available to help you navigate the various resources at Harvard and MIT.
      for MEMP PhD students: 
         jgreenber [at] mit.edu (Dr. Julie Greenberg) (HST/IMES Director of Education)
         rgmark [at] mit.edu (Dr. Roger Mark) (chair MEMP Board of Advisors) 
         tanderso [at] Mit.edu (Traci Anderson) (MIT Academic Office, Administrator)
         laurie [at] mit.edu (Laurie Ward) (MIT Academic Office, Administrator)
      > for MD students:     
         junne_kamihara [at] dfci.harvard.edu (Dr. Junne Kamihara) (Associate Director, MD Advising) 
         rmitchell [at] rics.bwh.harvard.edu (Dr. Rick Mitchell) (Associate Director, MD Curriculum) 
         jessica_orthman [at] hms.harvard.edu (Jessica Orthman) (HMS Academic Office, Administrator) 
  • Portraits of Resilience: Collection of personal stories from students, faculty and staff about depression (hard copies of book available at both HST Academic Offices

Elsewhere at MIT: 

  • ASK MIT: is intended for MIT students to ask questions about student support at MIT
  • doingwell: A place for all MIT students – undergraduate and graduate – to access resources that prioritize wellbeing and help identify sources of support
  • iREFS: Peer support "Resources for Easing Friction and Stress"
  • Flipping Failure:  A collection of video stories told by MIT students about their path towards resilience when faced with challenge at MIT.
  • MIT Graduate Assistance Information Network (GAIN): FREE 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life easier for MIT Graduate Students and families.
  • MIT Ombuds Office: a confidential and independent resource for all members of the MIT community

Elsewhere at Harvard:

How to register a concern or report an incident.

Students are always welcome to bring any concerns to the HST faculty leadership and staff. That said, we understand that it may not be comfortable to relay certain information within HST. Harvard and MIT both offer centralized resources for students who wish to report an incident or file a complaint. 



Grad student Mom with two kids in front of Dome & first day school signs

Diana Grass (MEMP) and her children with "First Day of School" signs, fall 2022.