The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
Aligned with the Dornsife School of Public Health’s commitment to social justice and health as a human right, the mission of The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity is to unite diverse partners to generate and translate evidence, accelerate antiracism solutions, and transform the health of communities locally, nationally, and globally.
Uniting diverse partners involves bringing together a vibrant mix of activists, environmentalists, researchers, and community residents—especially those historically excluded within the Academy—whose range of perspectives, expertise, and experience will mobilize our strengths and capacities.
The Center's aim in this regard is to provide the platform and organizational infrastructure to advance collective anti-racism scholarship, training, and action.
Visit The Ubuntu Center's website to learn more about current activities and meet the Ubuntu Movement Fellows.
You can also read a Lancet featured spotlight, Research Focus: The Ubuntu Center, written by Talha Burki. Members of the team also co-authored an invited comment for The Lancet's special issue on advancing racial and ethnic equity in science, medicine, and global health.
The Ubuntu Center was made possible through the generosity of Dana and David Dornsife. Learn more about their gift to our school.
Meet the team and hear about The Ubuntu Center's collective achievements over the past year:
The Ubuntu Center's Mission and Vision
The Ubuntu Center's mission is to unite diverse partners to generate and translate evidence, accelerate antiracism solutions, and transform the health of communities locally, nationally, and globally.
The Ubuntu Center envisions a just future, free from systems of oppression, full of new possibilities through bold, collective action, and an equitable world in which all individuals and communities are healthy and thrive.
To advance its mission the Center focuses on four areas:
- Advancing transdisciplinary antiracism population health research, training, and scholarship
- Bridging relationships to build critical consciousness and power for health equity and racial justice
- Expanding collective action for population health equity aligned with the principles and practices of community organizing and social movements
- Strengthening capacity and sustainability to maximize our impact
Visit The Ubuntu Center's website to learn more.
Latest Research News from The Ubuntu Center
February 15, 2023 - A recent study in the journal of the American Public Health Association looked at proactive policing and preterm birth rates in New Orleans.
January 30, 2023 - A special edition of the American Journal of Public Health featured papers by multiple researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health on structural racism and practices that need changing.
January 24, 2023 - Researchers from The Ubuntu Center at Dornsife recently traveled abroad for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) and the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO) 13th National Congress.
December 13, 2022 - In the latest Lancet publication, researchers from The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity authored a special commentary and were featured in a profile piece.
October 24, 2022 - An epidemiologic study of community gardens and urban farms helps clarify potential solutions to food apartheid.