The goal of our think tanks is to bring together teams of researchers to build capacity for creating and evaluating efficient, effective, comprehensive, context-specific solutions for achieving health equity.
Addressing health disparities is very complex and to maximize research impact, this requires participation of those whose life or work is the subject of the research in the research process (e.g. formulation of the research question and goal, the development of a research design, the selection of appropriate methods for data collection and analysis, the implementation of the research, the interpretation of the results, and the dissemination of the findings). Ultimately, we hope that as time progresses, more and more health disparities researchers will move towards a place where research is not done “on” people as passive subjects providing “data” but “with” them to provide relevant information for improving their lives.
Current Think Tanks:
Cancer Disparities Research
Maternal and Child Health Disparities Research
Maureen Black, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics