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Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences: Diversity and Anti-Racism in the Health Sciences

A guide to library resources and research in physical therapy, rehabilititation, sports physical therapy, occupational ergonomics and health

Getting Started

This is a page with resources for promoting anti-racism and supporting diversity and inclusion in health sciences fields, highlighting physical therapy resources while including public health as an encompassing field.

On this guide, there are five sections, each with a selection of resources and a link to a larger list:

  • Articles and Web Resources,
  • Books,
  • Podcasts,
  • Organizations, and
  • Institutes and Organizations at Northeastern. 

It would be impossible to be fully comprehensive as new resources continue to come out. It is important to note too that they inevitably reflect the biases of the various creators.

This page is intended to provide guidance to a wide variety of resources within the Health Sciences.


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Please reach out with your feedback and suggestions.

Articles and Web Resources

Below are a selection of articles and web resources related to anti-racism and supporting diversity in the health sciences.

Many more have been published since this list was made, try some of the suggested databases on the Anti-Racism Guide.

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Below are a selection of podcast episodes, series, and seasons relevant to racism in the health sciences. The below podcasts are hosted in Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher and NPR. Explore these and other platforms for more.


Listen (linked from Ant-Racism Guide)

To discover more podcasts go here

Take Action

Reading, listening, and supporting the health sciences-related organizations and initiatives included on this page are a great start.

Want to do more? Check out this page for other ways you can fight racism, including voting, volunteering, keeping up with the conversation, attending campus events, plus training and organizations beyond STEM that you can get involved with.


Below are a selection of books available through NU Library and relevant to racism and anti-racism in the health sciences. For more books, search Scholar OneSearch or visit our Anti-Racism Research Subject Guide


Below are a selection of organizations to support BIPOC students, researchers, and faculty in the health sciences, as well as groups dedicated to social justice and anti-racist efforts. This is not a comprehensive list.

Institutes and Organizations at Northeastern

For other groups and support at Northeastern, please click here to view the Support page on our Anti-Racism Guide.

Northeastern Resource and Cultural Centers:

Student Groups and Organizations:

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