The Program in Health Disparities Research seeks to promote health equity through collaborative research, education, and trusted partnerships.

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What We Do - University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research

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Featured Announcements

  •  Announcing the Professor Marilyn (Susie) Nanney Scholarship - established in memory of Susie, and in support of first-generation college students with interest in public health, health care, or nutrition.  Click here for more info.
  • NOW HIRING!  Title: PHDR Community Engagement Program Coordinator  Job ID: 325213
  • Now accepting applications for 2018-2019 Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring program - click here  for more info.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS DR. ALLEN!  Dr. Michelle Allen, who has been serving as interim Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR), will now officially assume the role of PHDR Director. This program is a key component of our vision for the Medical School and our important leadership in reducing health disparities in our community while advancing the knowledge to have an even broader impact. Dr. Allen’s leadership and commitment to this work will ensure the program continues to connect with our community, connect across the Medical School and the University, and ensure that we have the resources to continue and expand our efforts to recruit a diverse faculty and student body.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Caitlin Caspi, ScD and PI on NIH award - WAGES study: "A natural experiment evaluating the effect of a minimum wage increase on obesity and diet-related outcomes.

  • Apply for a Travel Award today! See Opportunities for more information.