About the Institute

The Institute for Health Disparities Research (IHDR) advocates for the integration of biomedical and socio-behavioral science research in addressing health disparities in South Texas and the nation. The IHDR partners with local academic (UTHSCSA, SAISD, etc.) and non-academic agencies (SAMHD, UHS, etc.) to address the unequal distribution and prevalence of adverse health conditions in the region, state, and country. Furthermore, IHDR partners with individuals and organizations outside the United States to address similar problems. Since its founding in 2010, 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 to work toward health equity for all.

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