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Institute for Health Disparities Research

Mission

The primary mission of the Institute for Health Disparities Research (IHDR) is to reduce and eliminate health disparities in South Texas through integration of biomedical and socio-behavioral science approaches. Health disparities research and interventions are important for the city of San Antonio and could substantially improve the health and well-being of its citizens. As a central fixture of the community, UTSA is positioned to make an important contribution to health disparities research because of its unique strengths and areas of expertise which are not represented otherwise in the city.

About the Institute

The Institute for Health Disparities Research (IHDR) advocates the integration of biomedical and socio-behavioral science research in addressing health disparities in South Texas and the nation. The Institute partners with local academic (UTHSCSA, school districts, etc.) and non-academic agencies (SAMHD, UHS, Texas Diabetes Institute, etc.) to address the unequal distribution and prevalence of adverse health conditions existing in Texas and the nation. Since its founding, the IHDR has received over $5.5 million in state and federal funding. Our research projects often involve UTSA undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping.

Health disparities research and interventions are important for the city of San Antonio and could substantially improve the health and well-being of its citizens. UTSA as a major partner of this community could make an important contribution to health disparities research because of its unique strengths and areas of expertise which are not represented otherwise in the city.

 

Contact Us:

Eric Shattuck, Associate Professor of Research
Eric.shattuck@utsa.edu