Diversity Committee

Meeting Frequency:

Meeting Schedule:
First Wednesday of each month (tentative)

For more information or to join, please contact Ana Rule and Donghai Liang 

Mission Statement

The Diversity Committee aims to ensure that the activities and membership of ISES are inclusive, draw from all segments of society, and reflect fairness, diversity and inclusion in order to advance the ability of ISES to meet its objectives:
  1. Support diversity in membership and meeting attendees. 
  2. Support diversity in leadership and committees.
  3. Create a culture of inclusiveness at all ISES events.


The Diversity Committee of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) was formed in November 2014. We define diversity as the broad range of attributes, experiences, and characteristics that makes us unique. These include but are not limited to: national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, career status, employer, and family structures. We define inclusion as creating an environment and culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness; and leverages diversity so each person has the opportunity to participate fully in the mission of ISES and is valued for his or her distinctive skills and capabilities.

Recent Past Accomplishments 

  • Women’s Networking Event in 2015 (Henderson), 2016 (Utrecht), 2017 (Durham)
  • Annual Meeting Travel Awards in 2015 (Henderson), 2016 (Utrecht), 2017 (Durham)
  • S/NR-Diversity Mentoring breakfasts in 2015 (Henderson), 2016 (Utrecht), 2017 (Durham) 
  • Initial attempt to reach out to under-represented groups/organizations/institutions, including Historically Black Universities and Colleges and other organizations

Current Activities

  • Coordinate and assist the following events at the joint ISES/ISEE conference:
    - Women’s Networking Event
    - Meeting Travel Awards
    - S/NR-Diversity Mentoring breakfasts
  • Development of an Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Outreach to under-represented groups/organizations/institutions