Welcome to the Center for Research on Health Disparities (C-RHD)! As Founding Director of C-RHD and Professor of Public Health in the Department of Applied Health Sciences in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington I invite you to contact our Center for information on health disparities research activities, events and student opportunities at the IU-Bloomington campus.
The Center’s mission is to foster research and education on topics related to social disparities affecting well-being and longevity with the aim of deepening our understanding of how inequality subverts health. Faculty and students in the School of Public Health study such issues using various frameworks. Some recent Center-supported studies have addressed the following questions:
- What explains racial differences in infant mortality in Indiana?
- What are the barriers to breastfeeding among African-American mothers
- How does gender inequality translate to increased HIV rates among young women in South Africa?
- How does domestic violence affect women’s reproductive health?