Margaret Browne Huntt, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for Strategic Research Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer. She has been with the CCIL since its inception and plays a vital role in the development and execution of the center’s activities. Her proven administrative and facilitative skills have enabled the integration of vision, decision-making, and resource allocation. She builds collaborative research networks by supporting the center’s strategic research activities, partnerships, and special projects. She has aided in the assessment and development of numerous research and strategic thematic areas. She works with institutional stakeholders – both internal and external – to determine infrastructure needs and implement processes to promote those collaborations. She leads the administration of the CCIL’s strategic planning process, the development and execution of new programs, and engagement opportunities with clinical partners.
Margaret has held many administrative and leadership positions. Additionally, she has served on several campus-level initiatives, including the Provost Initiative – Big 10 Academic Alliance (BTAA) Health Equity Initiative and the Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice – Diversity and Culture of Inclusion Committee. With over a decade of experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and access research and training, Margaret is a co-principal investigator of the Racial Microaggression interdisciplinary research project. Her master’s and doctoral degrees are from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Educational Organization and Leadership program.