Social Research Center

Health Disparities

Scientists at the SRC are currently engaged in a multidisciplinary program of research examining the individual, social, and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes among individuals residing in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Through the use of evidence based preventive intervention models, this research attempts to promote individual health-enhancing behaviors, improve community health practices, and increase the effectiveness of preventive strategies. It is anticipated that research findings will also assist in the design, development, and/or enhancement of programs and policies that attempt to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged and other vulnerable populations.

FRI scientists currently working within this field include the following:

Lead Scientists Thomas E. Hanlon, Ph.D.
Collaborating Scientists Steven B. Carswell, Ph.D.
Sharon M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Monique E. Wilson, Dr.P.H.