OverviewUnder Dr. Braithwaite’s leadership, the emphasis of the Center seeks to reduce health disparities in vulnerable African American families and communities. 

Full Research

CEHD is currently focusing on three full research projects with the aim to better the most vulnerable commuities. Read more about these exciting initiatives.

Pilot Study

This pilot study funding opportunity is intended to be useful for faculty interested in branching into other research areas or conducting research in compelling health disparities areas. The pilot research program is designed for new as well as established investigators.

Emphasis Communities

Residency ProgramsBased on the CBPR approach there is a synergistic theme that ties together CEHD research projects with families in the Neighborhood Planning Units.

Academic Core

CEHD provides an internal organizational framework that transcends traditional boundaries of academic units to promote collaboration, synergy and coordination. 

Research Mentoring

The CEHD seeks to increase the numbers of individuals trained to conduct health disparities research. This goal is consistent with the MSM Strategic Plan and evidenced by the numerous pipeline programs offered by the institution.

Center of Excellence on Health Disparities