Academics: Research Programs

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Spelman College Graduates with President Beverly Daniel Tatum

CHDRE: Who We Are

Spelman College has achieved remarkable success in strengthening its research infrastructure over the past 10 years. These achievements also underscore the impact of strong institutional commitment to advancing faculty research development and productivity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Supporters of Health Disparity Research

The Center for Health Disparities Research and Education will further these achievements by specifically focusing on health disparities research by developing a program that builds on the strengths of faculty in environmental, biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. Specifically, the Center will provide a dynamic platform for supporting and coordinating the health disparities research efforts of faculty from diverse academic disciplines at Spelman College, while emphasizing the examination of environmental factors and considerations in health disparities research. Integrating these multidisciplinary perspectives to address health disparities will allow for dynamic exchange of ideas.

Partners in Research Education

In addition, research collaborations with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Morehouse School of Medicine Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Public Health Sciences Institute at Morehouse College will be instrumental in providing innovative opportunities to strengthen faculty and student research training and development. Another new facet of this award is the focus on student research training in health disparities research.

Visionaries and Change Agents 

A Health Disparities Research Scholars Program will be established to build a multidisciplinary community of student scholars committed to health disparities research at the undergraduate level. These Scholars will be placed in research labs with participating partners, as well as with Spelman faculty and researchers at collaborating labs within the Atlanta area.

Taken together, this synergistic combination of faculty and student research development activities will yield significant outcomes with respect to strengthening the research infrastructure at Spelman College, particularly in the area of health disparities and environmental research.