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Health disparities Research

The researchers in Meharry's School of Medicine spend their careers serving the medically underserved. They research the diseases that afflict minority communities, and they work to end health care disparities that disproportionally affect the nation's poor and most vulnerable populations.

Minorities are more likely die from heart attacks and strokes, suffer from obesity, or contract HIV/AIDS. . . and the list goes on.

Environment plays a role in creating some of the disparities, but others are the result of genetics. Meharry researchers investigate health disparities from all angles, employing both scientific and community-based research methods.

Meharry has been in the business of eliminating health disparities for more than a century, and the work continues one cure at a time.