In a recent video presentation, Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities described his vision for a science of health disparities and his priorities for the Institute. (Read more…)
Dr. Pérez-Stable called for a “multidisciplinary systems approach across the lifespan” to address the Institute’s mission “to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.” This includes research on:
- The etiology of adverse and beneficial outcomes associated with race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status;
- The mechanisms that produce these outcomes through interaction of social, behavioral, environmental, biological and clinical factors;
- Interventions to improve health status and reduce disparities; and
- The methodologies, metrics and tools that are needed to establish a science of health disparities.
Two of the five priorities established for the Institute are to “Define the science of health disparities and minority health” and “Promote innovation from extramural scientists in population sciences.” Watch the video for more!