Texas Center for Health Disparities

The Texas Center for Health Disparities (TCHD) is one of 12 health disparities centers in USA that were funded by NIH as a specialized center of excellence in minority health and health disparities.  TCHD conducts research into health disparities, trains new investigators in health disparity research and conducts community outreach. The center has been continuously funded from 2005-2022.

UNTHSC, the only university in Texas to receive the designation, will share about $82 million over five years with the other universities selected.

The Center will enable transdisciplinary, interprofessional collaborations and novel approaches to understanding minority health and eliminate health disparities through the following channels.

Education and Training Opportunities

Learn about opportunities for junior faculty, and early stage investigators to train in health disparity research

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Current Research & Funding

Explore our current research projects being conducted at Texas Center for Health Disparities through NIMHD funding


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Conference on Health Disparities

As part of the Center's Outreach activities, an annual conference on health disparities is organized every year

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