National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Acting Scientific Director: Joyce Hunter, Ph.D.
NIMHD promotes minority health; conducts and supports research, training, and research infrastructure; fosters emerging programs; disseminates information; and reaches out to minority and other health disparity communities.
The goals of the NIMHD’s Health Disparities Intramural Research Program are to:
- Conduct state-of-the-art research focusing on the linkage between biological and non-biological determinants of health in health disparity populations
- Create training and mentorship opportunities to increase the number of intramural researchers focusing on health disparities research including those from health disparity populations
- Contribute to a pool of early stage and experienced investigators that would enhance the diversity of the NIH Intramural Research Program in terms of scientists and research disciplines
- Utilize its successful Centers of Excellence and Community Based Participatory Research Program models to expand health disparities intramural research into urban and rural health disparities communities in order to respond to urgent public health needs, examine high-risk/high impact research opportunities, and establish collaborations for long-term complex research efforts