Research in Health Disparities 

The Division's research has had a longstanding focus on understanding health disparities across the continuum of care. The Division's portfolio includes work that identifies groups at risk for health disparities and studies that try to understand the mechanisms that underlie these disparities. This work has focused on underserved groups such as racial and ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, persons who are obese or disabled, and the socio-economically disadvantaged. 

Dr. Stephen Juraschek has examined the role of healthcare disparities in access to healthy diets and control of hypertension. He currently directs a trial funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to provide healthy food to African-Americans with hypertension living in Boston food deserts.

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