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Welcome to the Dye​ Lab


The Dye Lab’s research program works with underrepresented and marginalized communities around the world to address health priorities, often through technology and human-centered design. We view humans in their ecological context, understanding that social, biological, environmental, and other factors interact to impact health and illness, and that structural barriers often preclude ethical engagement of indigenous, marginalized, and underrepresented peoples in the scientific enterprise.

Our lab values deep inclusion, respect, and self-determination among its members and partners. We strive to prioritize the voices of underrepresented and cultural identities in our work.

Our research and practice evolves with team members, inspired by Educator Paulo Freire’s principles of educação popular, conscientização, and diálogo. Our priorities include: 

  • Global Health, with a special emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Global Deaf Health,
  • Perinatal Health, with a special emphasis on social determinants of medical risk in pregnancy and childhood,
  • Technology, in the creation and maintenance of communities of learning, in communication, and to stimulate action, and
  • Innovative ways of bringing communities and researchers together in transparent co-creation of ethical research to improve health equity.

Our work crosses boundaries and is transdisciplinary.

Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.

Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator


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  Dye Lab
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642