Welcome To The Center On Health Disparities

As you navigate our site, we hope you gain a better understanding of health disparities and how the initiatives developed by the Center are helping to eliminate inequities in health care. To learn more, you may want to start with the Vision, Mission, and Goals for the Center on Health Disparities. We also encourage you to pay special attention to our primary areas of focus:

  • Research Training Programs
  • Health Disparities Research
  • Community Engagement

We appreciate your interest, and we urge you take an active role alongside us in eliminating health disparities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.



Come join us at the Health Disparities Roundtable on select Fridays. Click here to go to the Facebook event page and find out more.

Center on Health Disparities receives grant from National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide computer health literacy training for East End residents.

Hendricks-Munoz appointed a full member of NIH study section.
Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD has been appointed a full member of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes study section. The KNOD study section reviews applications on the epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of kidney, diabetes, obesity, urinary, gastrointestinal and liver diseases in human populations. It also reviews applications examining the development, progression and prognosis of these conditions using large population samples. 

VCU hosted two panel discussions on opioid crisis. 

This professor leads groundbreaking opioid research while guiding the next generation of scientists.

CoHD trainees and faculty in news article on Higher Education Advocacy Day.

Congratulations to IRACDA Fellow Sean Koebley's advisor, Jason Reed, Ph.D.

Check out our Alumni Spotlight highlighting our research training alumni!



Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate Sislia Mahmoodi, who won Best Poster* at ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) in Phoenix, AZ, which was held in early Nov, 2017. *Tissue-specific knockout of PP2A-Aa In mouse neural progenitors during development to explore function and impact in CNS disease and the DNA damage response.

Congratulations to Jaz-Munn Johnson who received the Black History in the Making Award.