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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.


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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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 04, 2024
  • Clearing the Air: Minority Health Disparities + Tobacco
    May 31, 2024
  • Live HealthSmart Alabama celebrates community improvements in East Lake
    May 23, 2024
  • Graduates of Live HealthSmart Alabama‚Äôs Community Leadership Academy present solutions to key stakeholders
    May 14, 2024
  • Highlights and Winners from the 2024 UAB Health Equity Research Symposium
    Apr 29, 2024
  • New developments at the Montgomery Health Policy Meeting
    Apr 10, 2024
  • Live HealthSmart Alabama announces expansion into central Alabama with support from Novo Nordisk Inc.
    Mar 21, 2024
  • Annual MHERC health equity symposium to highlight community engaged research strategies
    Mar 18, 2024

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