Health Disparities News and Research

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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Study investigates sleep-wake cycles of infants

Study investigates sleep-wake cycles of infants

$4 million NIH grant supports research for tackling teenage depression

$4 million NIH grant supports research for tackling teenage depression

HBCUs offer pronounced benefits for African Americans

HBCUs offer pronounced benefits for African Americans

Workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Patient-physician racial, ethnic concordance linked to maximum patient experience scores

Patient-physician racial, ethnic concordance linked to maximum patient experience scores

Study sheds light on the high burden of late effects among young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia

Study sheds light on the high burden of late effects among young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia

Researchers analyze metrics of cognitive decline in diverse Latinx populations

Researchers analyze metrics of cognitive decline in diverse Latinx populations

People of color with rheumatic disease have worse COVID-19 outcomes

People of color with rheumatic disease have worse COVID-19 outcomes

Researchers examine FOP nutrition labels to improve packaged foods

Researchers examine FOP nutrition labels to improve packaged foods

Mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy positively associated with their children's IQ

Mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy positively associated with their children's IQ

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Study analyzes racial disparities in end-of-life care

Tabba Heart Institute and IHME partner to improve cardiovascular health in Pakistan

Tabba Heart Institute and IHME partner to improve cardiovascular health in Pakistan

$14 million grant awarded to mitigate the impact of cancer on Pacific Islanders

$14 million grant awarded to mitigate the impact of cancer on Pacific Islanders

Researchers receive more than $1 million NIH grants for COVID-19 pandemic-related projects

Researchers receive more than $1 million NIH grants for COVID-19 pandemic-related projects

LGBTQ+ campus resource centers are essential to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ students

LGBTQ+ campus resource centers are essential to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ students

Study explains large geographic health disparities in the U.S.

Study explains large geographic health disparities in the U.S.

Researchers design comprehensive toolkit to help Ohioans at higher COVID-19 risk

Researchers design comprehensive toolkit to help Ohioans at higher COVID-19 risk

New moms behind bars get help from someone who’s been there

New moms behind bars get help from someone who’s been there

Transgenders who experience stigma are more likely to have poor mental health outcomes

Transgenders who experience stigma are more likely to have poor mental health outcomes

Multi-faceted approach required to improve cardiovascular health of LGBTQ population

Multi-faceted approach required to improve cardiovascular health of LGBTQ population