ESDHC explores and analyzes crucial issues related to diversity, especially those highlighted through the application of the analytical lens of intersectionality, emphasizes the simultaneous possession of multiple identities for all human beings, producing unique interactions among the identities and factors such as place and social institutions that have implications for experience and life chances. Scholarship about social disparities and difference in the human condition build on VT strengths in the areas of Health and the Environment, Identities and Culture, and Institutions, Organizations, and Policy (e.g., education, political and policy systems, businesses, and markets). Thematic areas include food security and systems, the built environment, the natural environment, sustainable global prosperity, public health, or innovative technologies.

Recent Submissions

  • Efficacy of a food parenting intervention for mothers with low income to reduce preschooler’s solid fat and added sugar intakes: a randomized controlled trial 

    Fisher, Jennifer O; Serrano, Elena L; Foster, Gary D; Hart, Chantelle N; Davey, Adam; Bruton, Yasmeen P; Kilby, Linda; Harnack, Lisa; Ruth, Karen J; Kachurak, Alexandria; Lawman, Hannah G; Martin, Anna; Polonsky, Heather M (2019-01-17)
    Abstract Background Few interventions have shown efficacy to influence key energy balance behaviors during the preschool years. ...
  • A social equity analysis of the U.S. public transportation system based on job accessibility 

    Yeganeh, Armin Jeddi; Hall, Ralph P.; Pearce, Annie R.; Hankey, Steve (University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, 2018)
    Access to quality public transportation is critical for employment, especially for low-income and minority populations. This study contributes to previous work on equity analyses of the U.S. public transportation system ...
  • Keynote: Universities Responding to Global Challenge 

    Guzmán Cruzat, José Antonio (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    José Antonio Guzmán Cruzat, Chancellor of the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, opens the symposium with an invitation for scholars, academics, educators, and practitioners to grapple with the complex questions ...
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Roberto, Karen (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Karen Roberto is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    CoBabe-Ammann, Emily (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Emily CoBabe-Ammann is Director of Strategic Projects, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Hawkins, Faith Kirkham (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Faith Kirkham Hawkins is Associate Vice President for Research, Indiana State University.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Iyengar, Sunil (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Sunil Iyengar is Director of the Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Overview, Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Deramo, Michele C. (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Michele C. Deramo is Assistant Provost for Diversity Education at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Burnett, Andy; Hawkins, Faith Kirkham; CoBabe-Ammann, Emily (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Our panelists draw upon the psychology of creativity to explore the collaborative processes that ground innovation and to share exemplars from their campuses.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Lee, Lisa (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Lisa Lee is Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech.
  • Welcome Remarks, Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Pratt-Clarke, Menah (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Menah Pratt-Clarke is Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech.
  • Transdisciplinary Directions for Research Funding 

    Lee, Lisa; Iyengar, Sunil; Knapp, Benjamin; Roberto, Karen (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Dr. Lee facilitates a discussion with grant-makers and Investment Institute Directors on research funding and resource development for complex initiatives.
  • Transdisciplinary Research to Augment Humanity 

    Burnett, Andy (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Andy Burnett is founder and CEO, Know Innovation. Our panelists draw upon the psychology of creativity to explore the collaborative processes that ground innovation and to share exemplars from their campuses.
  • Artivention 4 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 2 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 3 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Artivention 1 

    King, Christine; Cumbie, Matthew (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    Led by Dance Exchange performers Matthew Cumbie and Christine King, these performances are integrated throughout the Symposium as a way to reflect upon and synthesize our work together.
  • Aging in Flood-Prone Coastal Areas: Discerning the Health and Well-Being Risk for Older Residents 

    Bukvic, Anamaria; Gohlke, Julia; Borate, Aishwarya; Suggs, Jessica (MDPI, 2018-12-18)
    Coastal communities are increasingly exposed to more intense and frequent hurricanes, accelerated sea-level rise, and prolonged tidal inundation, yet they are often a preferred retirement destination for older adults ...
  • 2nd Annual Advancing the Human Condition Symposium 

    Office of Inclusion and Diversity (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
    The Office for Inclusion and Diversity presents the second annual Advancing the Human Condition Symposium, Nov. 27-28, 2018 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The two-day event fosters intellectual ...

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