Closeup of the gravel at the Salton Sea shore. The sea itself is in the background.

Center for Health Disparities Research (HDR@UCR)

The overall objective of the Health Disparities Research Center at UCR is to build capacity in community-based health disparities research across all of the communities we serve, though our initial focus is on health disparities among Latino/Hispanic communities in Inland Southern California. This is a rapidly growing and diverse region of more than 4.3 million people, with pronounced health disparities and also characterized by a severe shortage of healthcare professionals, particularly primary care physicians.

The center brings together broad interdisciplinary approaches including environmental sciences, biomedical sciences, as well as social science methods to study health disparities.

Our training activities are available to graduate, postdoctoral, and new principal investigator development, as well as to established STEM researchers.


The Health Disparities Research Center at UCR 2022 Symposium was held February 23-24, 2022. This year's keynote speakers were Carrie Breton, Sc.D. and Gabriel Maldonado, M.B.A.

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HDR@UCR Mission Statement

The Center for Health Disparities Research at University of California, Riverside (HDR@UCR) is a research center that aims to develop a rich interdisciplinary and collaborative environment for training in and performing health disparities research, infusing community-engaged research methods into the academic culture, and equipping investigators with tools and training for effective community-based research.