Faculty research health disparities: preventable differences in health or health risks in which disadvantaged social groups—including people living in poverty, racial and ethnic minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ people—systematically experience worse health or greater health risks than more advantaged social groups.
As health equity researchers, we are committed to identifying and intervening on the structural factors that cause health disparities, including:
- fundamental causes such as racism and economic inequality;
- health system design;
- experiences of discrimination and oppression.