The Program in Health Disparities Research addresses health disparities among minority and other under-served populations by supporting and expanding diverse academic and community educational programs focusing on health inequities. 

The Program also helps develop the next generation of health disparity researchers through high-quality mentoring and training.

PHDR Initiatives:

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series
Leaders in health disparities research present lectures and meet in small groups with faculty, fellows, and students, and visit community organizations.
Please watch or join our listserv to receive information on upcoming events.

Undergraduate Research Internship on Cancer and Health Disparities
Undergraduate students work with researchers on cancer and health disparities related topics.

Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring Program
An opportunity for junior faculty members at the University of Minnesota. Applications are currently closed and will reopen July 2017.


Obesity Courses: PubH 3950/6950 and PubH 3955/6900
Credit courses focusing on Obesity Prevention and Policy for undergraduate and graduate students.

CBPR Course: PubH 6815
Credit/Non-credit course for graduate students and community practitioners on Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR). 

The Community Research Institute  
A six-week workshop series aimed at enhancing the capacity of community organizations to partner and conduct health related research.

Additional Resources:

The University of Minnesota Cancer-Related Health Disparities Education and Career Development Program
A joint training program in the Medical School and the School of Public Health.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute
CTSI offers training and career development to the University of Minnesota and the community.

Credit Courses focusing on obesity prevention and policy
These are online courses available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Ten-Point Plan for Advancing and Institutionalizing Public Engagement
The Office for Public Engagement's set of action steps for public engagement across the University.

Mentoring, training, and networking for undergraduates to senior faculty in biomedical fields.