2019 Approved Research Concepts

Long-term effects of disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations in the U.S. and its territories

This initiative will support research to understand the long-term effects of disasters on healthcare systems serving health disparity populations in the U.S. and its territories, especially during events in which healthcare systems are or have been vulnerable to disruptions.

NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21)

The initiative is intended to help align R21 applications to NIMHD’s extramural research interest areas and promote investigator-initiated exploratory or developmental research with the potential to break new ground in minority health and health disparities science.

Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research

The proposed centers will conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities aimed at alleviating environmentally driven health disparities and improving access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations.

Family Level Research, Family Health, Well-Being, and Resilience

The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by supporting research on family health and well-being and resilience. The NIMHD Research Framework recognizes family health, family well-being, and family resilience as critically important areas of research.

Measurement Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs

This initiative will support research to improve the measurement of complex social constructs that captures the lived experience of health disparity populations.