What are health disparities?
We typically define health disparities as differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. These populations can have their origin in other countries (i.e., East Asian Indians, Mexicans) but are populations of people now residing in the United States.
Our center has a diverse range of interests including CVD, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes/Obesity, Dementia, and Sickle Cell Disease. We are also involved in examinations of how age is related to the stratification, as well as the causal etiology of these conditions.
The center provides infrastructure support for the operation of research on health disparities in the form of computer support, grants management, and information networking on scholarly and practical aspects.