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Gina Forrest

Executive Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Diversity Programs
Gina Forrest


Atherton Union, Diversity Center, 004

Dr. Gina is a native Hoosier and wants to make Indiana a more inclusive, healthier and happier state!   

She has earned a MPH (Masters of Public Health) and a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University –Bloomington, with a research focus is health disparities. 

For more than ten years, Dr.Gina has been in the field of training and facilitating discussions in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness. Her expertise includes topics as Implicit Bias, Race and Ethnicity, Working across the Generations,Healthy Communication, Aging, Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status,Inclusive Language, and more.

In addition, she has over 13 years of experience in the public health field where her expertise is in grant management, conducting needs assessments, program planning, and evaluation.  Dr. Gina has taught undergraduate courses at Butler University and Indiana University - including Health Disparities, Public Health Program Planning, Public Health Administration, Healthcare in Diverse Communities, Personal Health, Exploring Public Health, and Community Health, and Human Sexuality.

Twitter/Instagram @ drginaforrest