Health Inequality and Social Determinants of Health

Our research is focused on better understanding the social and behavioral determinants of health, as well as the mechanism and processes by which they lead to premature death, excess morbidity, poorer quality of life, and overall disparate health outcomes among disenfranchised and marginalized segments of the U.S. population, as defined by race/ethnicity, sex, income, socioeconomic status, geography, language, immigration/citizenship and disability status. Our research seeks to inform policy and the development of appropriate interventions and programmatic responses to reduce the inequitable burden of disease, prevent the onset of preventable conditions, improve quality of life, and eliminate disparities.

Joint Degrees

Our Combined MD Programs provide students with the training and credentials that qualify them to fill unique and often influential roles within medicine.

Clinical Affiliates

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Our outstanding and diverse group of affiliated clinical teaching sites provide our medical students with exceptional opportunities to gain experience and conduct research.