Born out of the Pain and Power of this moment, the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity (The Ubuntu Center) is a new research center at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA established to bring together a vibrant mix of activists, environmentalists, researchers, and community residents – especially those historically excluded within the Academy – whose range of perspectives, expertise, and experience will mobilize our strengths and capacities. Our aim in this regard is to provide the platform and organizational infrastructure to advance collective anti-racism scholarship, training, and action.​

This grounding document outlines the process for establishing the Ubuntu Center and introduces “The Ubuntu Approach” – a human-centered approach to advance collective scholarship and action for population health equity.


Meet the people who are working toward a more equitable future - from core leadership team members, the strategic council, post-doctoral fellows and the Ubuntu Movement Fellows.

Meet Our Team


Unite diverse partners to generate and translate evidence, accelerate antiracism solutions, and transform the health of communities locally, nationally, and globally.


A just future, free from systems of oppression, full of new possibilities through bold, collective action, and an equitable world in which all individuals and communities are healthy and thrive.

The Ubuntu Center was made possible through the generosity of Dana and David Dornsife.
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