Health Disparities

health disparities, doctor counseling a patient

Photo by Dan Sears, UNC at Chapel Hill

The Program on Health Disparities seeks to foster multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research to improve the health and healthcare of under-served communities through community and academic partnerships in research, teaching, and dissemination of knowledge. Central to its mission is the development and training of new investigators in health disparities research, strengthening and empowering communities of color to address health disparities, and enhancing the national visibility of health disparities research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Program brings together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of investigators with expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods to address complex social, environmental and organizational issues affecting under-served populations.

Director: Crystal Wiley Cené, MD

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