• Mission

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  • The mission of SERC is to contribute towards the collective improvement of health in African Americans, people of color, and the underserved.  SERC’s four-fold mission is to:

    • improve health and function based on empirical population-based research
    • elucidate discrete and interactive relationships associated with genetics, biology, and social factors
    • play a leadership role in generating scientific knowledge regarding potential culturally relevant pathogenic etiologies and innovative intervention/ prevention strategies to ameliorate health status disparities
    • provide rigorous training in applied, quantitative population-based social epidemiology research methods for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.