Brown Lab
Indiana University

Our group is committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion.  We welcome and support anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.  To support a foster a more inclusive environment in STEM, we believe one of the best ways to help is by educating ourselves on these issues, which will empower us to cultivate positive change.  One way this can be done is via dedicated mentorship to enable students/postdocs to achieve their goals and be in positions to collectively make change. 

As part of our group meetings, we have a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) moment.”  The topics/articles we have covered are listed below.   

M. K. Brown: Equity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences Requires Actions not Just Words (pdf)


M. K. Brown: Percy Julian (pdf)

S. K. Dorn: Intersectionality (pdf)

A. L. Lambright: Accommodating Students with Physical Disabilities in a Lab (pdf)

D. Ni: Examining Gender Bias in Chemistry Authorship (pdf)

A. K. Simlandy: Organic Chemistry: A Retrosynthetic Approach to a Diverse Field (pdf)

G. L. Trammel: Gender Diversity in Process Chemistry (pdf)

Y. Liu: Madeleine Joullié (pdf)

R. Epplin: Mary Elliot Hill (pdf)

S. Paul: Stereotypes and Stereotype Threat (pdf)

R. Guo: A Diverse View of Science to Catalyse Change (pdf)

P. Crook: Improving the Diversity and Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Organic Chemistry by Breaking Down Barriers (pdf)

S. Adak: To Name or Not to Name: The Effect of Changing Author Gender on Peer Review (pdf)

S. Dorn: Improving the Academic Climate of an R1 STEM Department: Quantified Positive Shifts in Perception (pdf)

G. Trammel: A Call for Increased Focus on Reproductive Health within Lab Safety Culture (pdf)

Y. Liu: Sign Language Incorporation in Chemistry Education (SLICE): Building a Lexicon to Support the Understanding of Organic Chemistry (pdf)

R. Epplin: Implicit Bias (pdf)

S. Paul: Potentially Long-Lasting Effects of the Pandemic on Scientists (pdf)

R. Guo: How Diverse is Medicinal Chemistry? Insights into Race, Ethnicity, Origin, Gender, and Geography (pdf)

P. Crook: Critical Race Theory and Its Role in Chemistry (pdf)

S. Adak: Electronic health records as an equity tool for LGBTQIA+ people (pdf)

M. Lyu: Work-Life Integration (pdf)

W. Wang: St. Elmo Brady (pdf)

Y.-C. Chang: Why racial disparities in NIH funding persist and what might fix the problem (pdf)

P. Kannangara: Graduate student women’s perceptions of faculty careers: The critical role of department values (pdf)

J. Posz: Dr. Anna Jane Harrison (pdf)

Y. Cai: Words Matter: On the Debate over Free Speech, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence (pdf)

S. Dorn: Stress and Mental Health in Graduate School: How Student Empowerment Creates Lasting Change (pdf)

G. Trammel: The Life and Scientific Legacy of Alice Ball (pdf)

Y. Liu: Charles Richard Drew (pdf)

R. Epplin: The Future of Laboratory Chemistry Learning and Teaching Must be Accessible (pdf)

S. Paul: Saying no in science isn’t enough (pdf)

S. Adak: William and Lawrence Knox (pdf)

M. Lyu: Marie Maynard Daly (pdf)

W. Wang: Ellen H. Swallow Richards (pdf)

Y. Chang: Hidden Lives: Early Childhood Care as an Academic (pdf)

P. Kannangara: Health tips for research groups (pdf)

J. Posz: Inside the career of Myrtle Bachelder and the Manhattan project (pdf)

M. Lyu: Nien-Chu Yang (pdf)

W. Wang: Alice Hamilton (pdf)

P. Hazra: Ahmed H. Zewali (pdf)

N. Sharma: Organic Chemistry A Call to Action (pdf)

S. Tranin: Ellen Swallow Richards (pdf)

J. Posz: A Man of Faith and Science; Julius Nieuwland O.P. (pdf)