Translating Science into Better Health for All

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

The Center was established in 2002, and since then has maintained its status as a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center, as well as a Center of Excellence (P60) funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The MHRC supports three programs - Research, Training, and Outreach - that align with the University’s broad strategic goals and make it an enabling platform for UAB’s research, teaching, and service missions.

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NRMN Health Talks Launch with Dr. Mona Fouad Discussing Social Determinants of Health


Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH discusses social determinants of health with NRMN Research Talks host Ann Smith MPH, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (UAB MHRC), announces the launch of a video training series on health disparities research entitled NRMN Health Research Talks.

The NRMN is a national consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions working to provide evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming to junior faculty in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences.

The video training series, led by faculty from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuskegee University, addresses various health and health disparities research topics in a lively interview format. The videos provide information for junior faculty planning research careers as independent investigators in fields related to community-based health and health disparities. They are helpful for anyone interested in learning about how complex factors of a given social environment can impact the health of individuals and communities.

You may access the videos below as they are published, as well as on a dedicated playlist within the NRMN YouTube Channel.

What Are The Social Determinants of Health and How Do They Relate to Health Disparities Research? An Overview

Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH, Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Director and Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine

Director, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham

What are Tips for Researchers Developing Health Disparities Research Design and Methods?

Raegan W. Durant, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine UAB Division of Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Expected release date: September 1, 2016.

How Can We Reduce Obesity through Behavioral Interventions?

Gareth Dutton, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham

What is Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Why Do It?

Monica L. Baskin, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham

What are Psychometrics and Survey Research?

Sara J. Knight, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Why Do Researchers Need Biostatistics? Analytical Plan, Power and Sample Size

Sejong Bae, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

 Co-Director, Biostatistics Shared Facility Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham

What are Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), and Pragmatic Trials?

Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc

Lowe Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Director

Center of Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs)

Center of Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE)

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Why is Informed Consent Important? A Bioethics Discussion

Stephen O. Sodeke, PhD, MA

Bioethicist and Professor of Allied Health Sciences Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare

Tuskegee University

For more information about NRMN, visit their website.

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