|Develop cutting-edge research to understand and eliminate health disparities.||Health Disparities Research Program|
The Health Disparities Research Program increases the prominence and impact of research on health disparities at Harvard. The program promotes new collaborative research, education, and training opportunities in the biomedical, clinical, and social sciences to address racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other disparities in health and health care. The program facilitates Harvard-wide research on health disparities through research and methods seminars, personalized consultations, networking events, and transdisciplinary condition-specific symposia. The program also provides training and mentorship opportunities for junior faculty, fellows, and students interested in health disparities research. The Health Disparities Research Program works to increase the local and national impact of health disparities research by creating collaborations with local and national clinical and translational science centers and community partners.
DFCI Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Conference Center - Rooms 306-308
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
This two-day transdisciplinary symposium will highlight the complex ways in which stressful exposures contribute to disparities in disease and premature mortality. Lectures, discussions, and breakout sessions will address cutting-edge research on the role of psychosocial stress in human physiology and behavior, with a focus on how stress influences cancer and cardiovascular disease risk. The goal is to engage the Harvard community in innovative research approaches to better understand the role of stress in the etiology of disease, and to facilitate new collaborations among researchers from diverse fields committed to fostering a deeper understanding of the roles of stress response in human health and health disparities. See the agenda for more information on speakers and session information.
See a summary of the Sleep Disparities Symposium including important areas for further research.
Read The Huffington Post blog "Sleep Apnea and Poverty: How Socioeconomics Impacts Proper Diagnosis And Treatment" co-authored by program co-director Michelle A. Williams, ScD.