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The Program in Health Disparities Research, headed by Dr. Michele Allen, is housed within the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Vision:

To eliminate health inequities in Minnesota and beyond.

Mission:

To promote health equity through collaborative research, innovative education and trust partnerships.

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Our team (from left to right). Bottom row: Michelle Gin, Caitlin Caspi, Kola Okuyemi, Ora Hokes, Michele Allen. Middle row: Kristin Eide, Cari Clark, Elizabeth Allen, Susie Nanney, Amy Shanafelt. Top row: John Loftus, Enyinanna Merengwa, Diego Garcia-Huidobro, Colleen Doyle, Olamide Ojo-Fati, Charles R. Rogers, Pat Hammett and Sue Everson-Rose.

Overarching Goals

  1. Create a supportive academic home for outstanding health disparities researchers. (2016/17 Objectives 1.4, 1.5, 2.2)
  2. Engage communities in initiatives aimed at reducing health inequities. (2016/17 Objectives 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.2)
  3. Build interdisciplinary collaborations within the University of Minnesota and beyond to advance the understanding and elimination of health inequities. (2016/17 Objective 3.3)
  4. Conduct cutting-edge, extramurally-funded research that focuses on the independent and combined effects of biological, behavioral, social, community, and policy determinants of health disparities. (2016/17 Objectives 1.1, 1.2)
  5. Develop the next generation of health disparity researchers through high-quality mentoring and training. (2016/17 Objectives 1.4, 2.2)
  6. Support and expand diverse academic and community educational programs focusing on health inequities. (2016/17 Objectives 1.4 , 2.2)
  7. Promote an organizational emphasis on meaningful research with potential for high community impact. (2016/17 Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2)

Download our 2016/2017 goal and objectives

Our Approach

Improving health for all: Innovate, Invest, ImpactThe Program in Health Disparities Research is driven to improve health for all through research, education, community engagement and policy. We are dedicated to:

  • Innovative solutions
  • Investment in authentic partnerships
  • Making a meaningful impact

We also understand that improving health for all is a true team effort. Therefore, we are committed to conducting cutting-edge research in partnership with our local communities.

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