Neuron, Volume 99, 22 August 2018,
As scientists and engineers, we must recognize the overwhelming evidence that we each harbor bias that influences our professional decisions. Yet, solving today's increasingly complex public health challenges requires diverse perspectives from multidisciplinary teams. We all have the opportunity to actively promote a more representative scientific community; let's harness the power of collective action to build diverse teams that deliver the most innovative science. Research shows that we all harbor bias that influences professional decisions. Yet, increasing diversity in science is both morally right and required to solve today's increasingly complex public health challenges. Asplund and Welle call for collective action to build diverse teams that deliver the most innovative science.