The Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education was established in 2002, within the College of Pharmacy (COP), through an endowment award from the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Our mission is to improve the health outcomes of diverse communities disproportionately impacted by health and health care disparities, through community engagement and partnerships in research, education, and practice.
- To provide a supportive environment that strengthens minority health & health disparities research capacity of faculty members.
- To develop student-oriented programs to support health disparities research, community engagement and postgraduate education.
- To advance and sustain meaningful partnerships with diverse communities to address minority health and health disparities through translational and community-engaged research, education and practice.
- To foster collaboration with internal and external academic research centers to improve minority health outcomes.