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About the Institute

The Institute for Health Disparities Research (IHDR) is a newly established Institute at UTSA which advocates the integration of biomedical and socio-behavioral science research in addressing health disparities in South Texas and the nation. The Institute partners with local academic (UTHSCSA, school districts, etc.) and non-academic agencies (SAMHD, UHS, Texas Diabetes, Institute, etc.) to address the unequal distribution and prevalence of adverse health conditions existing in Texas and the nation.

Health disparities research and interventions are important for the city of San Antonio and could substantially improve the health and well being of its citizens. UTSA as a major partner of this community could make an important contribution to health disparities research because of its unique strengths and areas of expertise which are not represented otherwise in the city.