CRCHD activities are divided into 3 cores.

Three CRDHD Cores

  1. The Administrative Core, directed by Shelia L. Broyles, PhD, MPH provides infrastructure for the center and is responsible for ongoing planning, coordination, oversight, and evaluation.

  2. The Research Core is directed by Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH and houses ongoing and pilot research projects. The goals of this core are to:
    • Expand minority health and health disparities research activities by conducting interdisciplinary biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and community-based applied research. Focus areas include the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Cardiovascular, Hepatic, Glomerular diseases, HIV/AIDS, and Hypertension in Hispanic, African American, Native American, and other populations at risk for health disparities.
    • Provide health information to minority and other underserved communities, as well as inform the scientific and professional communities about health disparities; and promote the participation of health disparity groups in biomedical and behavioral research.

  3. The Research Training Core is directed by Sandra Daley, MD and provides learning experiences and support for middle and high school students, undergraduates, graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students and junior faculty.

    • Provide support for release time for minority junior faculty and/or fellows to participate in a faculty-development training and mentoring program.
    • Expand the UCSD CRCHD Research Training Core to include recruitment and support of minority postdoctoral fellows that are trained in health disparities research projects and other areas relevant to minority health in partnership with the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program at SDSU and UCSD and the UCSD Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology Program.
    • Conduct required courses and in partnership with the San Diego Foundation, conduct applied research in community settings for students at SDSU Graduate School of Public Health, the SDSU/UCSD Joint PHS Doctoral program in Public Health - Epidemiology and Health Behaviors emphasizing the evaluation of community-based programs designed to improve health outcomes in minority communities.
    • Conduct a dual degree MD/Masters Program in Medical Education-Health Disparities and Health Equity designed to prepare clinician investigators, scholars and advocates.
    • Provide mentoring, academic enrichment activities and laboratory and applied research experiences in the biomedical and behavioral sciences for undergraduate students from health disparity populations to address minority health and health disparities through multidisciplinary research.
    • Utilizing a WEB-based database, conduct an annual tracking of program of participants for ten years to determine educational and career outcomes.

  4. CRCHD Boiler Plate - [ 218 kb PDF ]

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