Diversity & Inclusion Committee

ASB Diversity Mission

The American Society of Biomechanics is committed to building a professional community that respects and promotes diversity and inclusion. We strive to learn from the diverse perspectives of our membership as we seek common goals for the biomechanics community.

As a Society, we seek to

  1. support career development of all members to achieve their highest potential;
  2. promote sound science and research Justice1;
  3. promote enhanced engagement in the Society of underrepresented groups through involvement in Society activities and dialogue with leadership; and
  4. foster respect for diversity and inclusion in our community among our members and leadership.

1As defined in The Belmont Report, http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html


In September 2013, following interest expressed at the Diversity Luncheon at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Omaha, NE, a Diversity Committee was chartered for the American Society of Biomechanics. At the 2014 World Congress meeting in Boston, the report and mission statement (above), as developed by a group of ASB members, were shared at the Diversity breakfast. The Committee was granted approval by the executive board of the ASB to continue to work on the initiatives outlined in the report. We look forward to the upcoming years of progress!


The Committee welcomes ideas, questions, and of course, volunteers! Please contact the Diversity Chair