DEI-Focused Awards and Recognition
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
College-Level Awards and Recognition
HHS Graduate Diversity Fellowship
The HHS Graduate Diversity Fellowship offers financial assistance to PhD-track graduate students whose backgrounds, views and experiences would contribute to the diversity of Purdue and their respective fields of interest.
HHS Graduate Student Diversity Fellowship Awardees
GÉNESIS SANTIAGO BURGOS
GÉNESIS SANTIAGO BURGOS
Génesis is beginning the College of Health and Human Sciences’ PhD program in Public Health in Fall 2022.
Génesis Santiago Burgos was born in Puerto Rico and received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Purdue University in December 2021. Génesis’ research interests include health promotion and interventions within underprivileged communities such as Latinx and Hispanic communities. She is also interested in researching factors that may cause health disparities. Prior to joining the Public Health PhD program at Purdue University, Génesis worked as an undergraduate research assistant under Dr. Yumary Ruiz. Génesis is excited to start her Public Health PhD program under the mentorship of Dr. Yumary Ruiz and join the Purdue Puentes Project.
Once finished with the PhD program, Génesis wants to continue advocating for good health practices in underprivileged communities and join a major research university as a faculty member.
In her free time, Génesis loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with loved ones. She also likes to learn new languages such as French and Korean.
Ronnie will begin his 1st year with the Clinical Psychology PhD program in the Fall of 2022. Ronnie comes to us as an alumnus, having served his undergraduate tenure in the College of Health and Human Sciences as well as the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue, and graduated with both his Psychological Sciences and Classical Studies degrees in the Spring of 2019.
He is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where he attended Cathedral High School as a multi-sport student athlete in all AP/Honors level courses, and graduated with High Honors. He then enrolled at Purdue University as a member of the Boilermaker Football Team where he was a two-time academic All Big-Ten selection, and served as the president for the undergraduate Rho Sigma Chapter of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Ronnie has spent the last three years in Indianapolis working as a Mental Health Specialist for the state wide healthcare organization, Community Health Network, in the inpatient psychiatric facilities at both the North and East hospital campuses, while simultaneously maintaining involvement in various research projects.
In terms of his career goals, upon completion of the program Ronnie aims to obtain a university faculty position as a researcher; specializing in clinical assessment and the clinical interview in correspondence to the identification and diagnosis of personality disorders, while highlighting the psychopathology that differentiates normal vs. abnormal behavior (with emphasis on incorporating cultural and environmental context). He is further interested in researching personality disorders broadly, with primary focus on the pathology of Cluster B Personality Disorders. As a subsequent interest, he wishes to investigate the link and indications that Cluster B disorders play in the conceptualization of psychopathy and the dark triad. His hope is that such research would foster examination of treatment/assessment models currently used for treating and diagnosing personality disorders in clinical and forensic settings alike.
In his free time, Ronnie enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing his guitar, skating, traveling, and watching movies/TV shows. Ronnie is a 1st generation Doctoral Student and we are very excited to have him!
HHS External Graduate Student Mentoring Support
Because mentorship is critical to graduate student success, HHS External Graduate Student Mentoring Support helps graduate students from underrepresented and underserved groups enhance their professional experience and cultivate a sense of belonging.
HHS DEI Student Development Funding Opportunity
The HHS DEI Student Development Funding Opportunity aims to build students’ knowledge, skills and capacity for being active agents of change and social justice through trainings, workshops and other learning opportunities.
HHS DEI Small Grants Program
The HHS DEI Small Grants Program facilitates research that focuses on underrepresented minority populations; stigmatized groups; and/or issues relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion.
HHS Intercultural Learning Leaders
HHS Intercultural Learning Leaders have pioneered exceptional intercultural learning outcomes in the College of Health and Human Sciences through championing study abroad courses, actively developing knowledge and preparing themselves to meet the intercultural learning needs of HHS students.