We are a team of scholars, educators, and community leaders working together to tackle pressing public health challenges, eradicate health disparities, and promote health equity in the greater Richmond area and beyond. We strive to provide an inclusive, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment where all our members can thrive.

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We use cutting edge research methods to identify and understand social drivers of health – and we design, implement, and evaluate multilevel interventions that move us closer to health equity. A hallmark of our research is authentic community engagement and the use of mixed methods.

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We are proud to train the next generation of thought leaders to use science to affect positive social change and promote health equity. We offer a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, an M.D./Ph.D., as well as an M.P.H. concentration in Cancer Health Equity Science.

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