Center for Health Disparities Research
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.
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 center is funded by an award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), award number U54 MD013368. Read the press release announcing the award.
2019 Grants Announced
On Dec 3, 2019, we announced our first round of grants. See the list of recipients here.
What We Do
Our initial focus is on health disparities among Latino/Hispanic communities in Inland Southern California. However, the overall objective of the Center is to build capacity in community-based health disparities research across all of the communities we serve. 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 features a variety of novel funding opportunities which are available to UCR graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty (clinical, basic sciences, and social sciences), and teams of researchers.