Health Disparities and Health Equity

Health disparities, or preventable differences in the burden of disease and opportunities to achieve optimal health, adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater social or economic challenges. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy is dedicated to promoting health equity, which aims to reduce disparities and its determinants.

Our research focuses on identifying behavioral, social, organizational and policy factors affecting the health of individuals and populations, as well as developing and evaluating programs and policies aimed at promoting health and reducing health disparities. To conduct this work towards improving health disparities through a health equity approach, we utilize rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods and engage with diverse communities.

Ongoing Projects