Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Speech Motor Neuroscience Group is committed to providing equitable opportunities to a diverse group of researchers and to building and maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for all our lab members. Based on our acknowledgement of the historical and ongoing legacy of racism and discrimination in our society, in higher education, and in our scientific fields, we actively seek to recruit, support, and retain members from minoritized communities and groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. We commit to enacting these values not only within our lab but also in our interaction with the broader community in which we exist. Through these actions, we aim to improve access to clinical and research training in the CS&D field for people from diverse backgrounds and work to correct historical imbalances in science.

These values are embodied in the following goals: 

Workspace and Learning Environment

We commit to maintaining a working & learning space which supports individuals from diverse backgrounds, is free from bias or discrimination, and meets the needs of each individual.

Ongoing Operations

We commit to active scrutiny of practices in our own lab and field, leading to open discussion of these issues with the involvement of everyone in our lab.

Representation in Recruitment

We commit to ensuring that our lab members and research participants represent the diversity of Madison, on and off campus.

Knowledge Domain and Outreach 

We commit to engaging in outreach activities in the local community and beyond to improve access to the CS&D field.


To see the specific actions that we are taking to uphold these commitments, please visit our DE&I Actions page.

This discussion is not limited to the staff of our lab. We extend an open invitation for thoughts and feedback regarding these values and the steps we are taking to implement them. You can contact us at


The content on this page was last assessed in April of 2024.