HDEART Health Equity Scholars
& Alumni Network

About Us


The mission of HDEART is to develop and maintain a consortium of academic universities and health-related institution as well as to access and utilize their expertise to address health disparities through collaboration, thereby strengthening each member institution’s capacity to address health disparities academically, socially, and through outstanding collaborative research efforts.


The goal of HDEART is to provide and share academic, teaching and research expertise to eliminate health disparities through community-based participatory research models. HDEART will emphasize interdisciplinary approaches through which clinical scientists, basic/behavioral scientists, social scientists, and community advocates collaborate on innovative projects leveraging the experience, intellectual strength, and energy of a diverse team. HDEART will also create a cadre of young professionals seeking careers related to health disparities research by developing undergraduate and graduate classes such as the anchor course “Health Disparities in America: Working toward Social Justice” and an annual Summer Workshop.