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With the growing recognition that diversity and inclusion are essential for the improvement of science and innovation, this commentary provides some perspectives on three findings in the DeVilbiss et al. (2020)'s article and provide points of discussion on factors and strategies to consider when drafting diversity and inclusion programs for the Society for Epidemiologic Research.


This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in the American Journal of Epidemiology following peer review. The version of record, Puac-Polanco, Victor and Alfredo Morabia, "A Diverse and Inclusive Academic Membership for All," American Journal of Epidemiology, June 2020 is available online at:

Available for download on Tuesday, July 13, 2021