NIMHD Training and Diverse Workforce Development Feature Articles

Read about NIMHD-supported efforts to train and develop a diverse workforce for minority health and health disparities research.

Photo of Dr. William Tsai

Researching Expressive Helping for Chinese American Cancer Survivors

For AANHPI Heritage Month 2024, NIMHD recognizes researchers pursuing health equity by working with communities. Dr. William Tsai discusses his work with Chinese American cancer survivors to test the feasibility and impact on well-being of a culturally adapted writing intervention.

Dr. Luis Fernández-Luque portrait

Conversation with Dr. Luis Fernández-Luque, Adhera Health, Inc.

We talk with Dr. Luis Fernández-Luque on his work to connect digital tools and health equity considerations to improve support for Latino and Hispanic individuals living with chronic condition-related fatigue and their caregivers for Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.

Swati Shah

Conversation with Swati Shah, Fetal Life, LLC

Swati Shah, principal investigator in minority health and health disparities research, discusses her NIMHD-funded work and using technology to make obstetrical health care more accessible, as part of NIMHD's celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Tony Ma, M.S.

Conversation with Tony Ma, M.S., Benten Technologies, Inc.

Tony Ma, principal investigator in minority health and health disparities research, on using technology to improve maternal and child health and reduce health disparities as part of NIMHD's celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Dr. Yun-Chi Chen

Conversation with Dr. Yun-Chi Chen

Dr. Chen, principal investigator at Morgan State University, discusses applying a diverse scholarly background to health disparities research in Baltimore City and why diversity matters for the future of biomedical research as we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Dr. Margaret Hattori-Uchima

Conversation with Dr. Margaret Hattori-Uchima

Dr. Hattori-Uchima, principal investigator at University of Guam, discusses cardiometabolic health equity for Pacific Islander persons and the importance of compassion and social justice in her work.

Dr. LaPrincess Brewer

Conversation with Dr. LaPrincess Brewer

Dr. Brewer, principal investigator at Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, discusses her work using community-engagement with African American churches to advance cardiovascular health as part of NIMHD's celebration of Black History Month.

Dr. Sakima Smith

Conversation with Dr. Sakima Smith

Dr. Smith, principal investigator at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, discusses his work studying cardiovascular disease treatment disparities for African American populations as part of NIMHD's celebration of Black History Month.

Dr. Julie A. Baldwin

Conversation with Dr. Julie A. Baldwin

RCMI Principal Investigator Dr. Baldwin, Northern Arizona University, discusses mentoring researchers and how her Cherokee heritage drives her research on the root causes of health disparities, as well as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention, particularly for American Indian and other minority populations.

Dr. Guadalupe X. Ayala

Conversation with Dr. Guadalupe X. Ayala

RCMI Principal Investigator Dr. Ayala, San Diego State University, discusses her work on Latino health disparities in obesity, diabetes, and asthma; transdisciplinary research; and developing next-generation researchers.

Dr. Renato J. Aguilera

Conversation with Dr. Renato J. Aguilera

RCMI Principal Investigator Dr. Aguilera, University of Texas at El Paso, discusses his work on health disparities and cancer, including how race and ethnicity affect cancer incidence and therapy, and developing next-generation researchers.

Dr. Wendy A. Henderson with NNAYI participants

Students Soak Up Science

There are few groups addressing the long-standing educational disparities and lack of recruitment that American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) face within the health care and biomedical workforce.

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