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Community engagement, innovation, advocacy


Our mission is to unite rigorous science, a social justice framework, and community engagement to advance health equity, promote health, and prevent disease through research, education, and practice.

Our vision is to eradicate health inequities and disparities across the lifespan 

Our values

Health is a moral imperative; all individuals have the right to reach their full health potential

Social and structural injustices are direct threats to the health Our work is informed by our community and clinical partners to more fully understand the social determinants of health and health behaviors

Community and clinical partnerships are essential for understanding social determinants of health and health behaviors and eradicating health disparities 


Develop innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to engage communities and remedy health disparities

Design and evaluate contextually tailored and culturally relevant health promotion interventions

Translate evidence-based, scientific findings into policy and practice

Initiate, advocate, and support public policy and practice

Mentor a community of scholars who will develop independent programs of funded research in the area of health equity research ​

Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Culture Affairs: Click for website​