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Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center

Translating Science into Better Health for All

The UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center (MHERC) generates and disseminates research knowledge from biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences to reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally.

Research

The MHERC generates new knowledge on the social, behavioral, and biological mechanisms of health disparities and health equity, with an emphasis on developing and testing interventions to reduce these disparities.

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Training

The Training & Career Development Program offers research training and career development opportunities for investigators and students who are interested in minority health and health disparities research.

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Community Engagement

Our partnerships, active in 12 Alabama counties and eight Birmingham neighborhoods, have created lasting and sustainable community capacity, empowering people to take charge of their own health.

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Latest Headlines

  • UAB MHERC Receives $5.6 million from NIH to test new ways to improve community health through an innovative approach to community-engaged research
    Jun 19, 2024
  • Clearing the Air: Minority Health Disparities + Tobacco
    Jun 19, 2024
  • Highlights and Winners from the 2024 UAB Health Equity Research Symposium
    Jun 19, 2024
  • Annual MHERC health equity symposium to highlight community engaged research strategies
    Jun 19, 2024
  • MHERC Training Hosts 2024 Grant Writing Retreat with Health Equity Research Education Program (HEREP) Scholars
    Jun 19, 2024
  • The UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center announces its first-ever Operations Administrator
    Jun 19, 2024
  • Listening to Community Voices: UAB partners with local residents to improve cancer outcomes
    Jun 19, 2024
  • Building Health and Community: The Impact of REACH Up and Out Program for African American Women in Alabama's Black Belt
    Jun 19, 2024

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