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2014 AAMC Health Equity Research Snapshot

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About the Snapshot:


As part of their commitment to improving the health of patients and populations, academic medical centers conduct health equity research to identify solutions to systematic and avoidable inequities in health and health care.


This snapshot highlights seven new research projects underway at AAMC-member institutions. We solicited these videos from researchers and their teams to represent the rich variety of populations and health outcomes that health equity researchers investigate.

Together, these video clips show how all types of science can contribute solutions to health and health care disparities. Roll over each topic to see more.
Basic Discovery

Understanding African American kidney disease disparities at the molecular level

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Genetic Research

Investigating viral and genetic contributors to Asian American liver cancer disparities

UC Davis School of Medicine
Health Care Research

Increasing health care access for vulnerable populations through patient portals

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Comparative Effectiveness Research

Promoting physical activity with virtual health advisors among Latino populations

Stanford University School of Medicine
Epidemiology

Identifying risk factors that contribute to substance use disparities among LGBT youth

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Population Health Research

Culturally tailored smoking cessation for American Indian college students

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Community-based Translation Research

Sharing genetic information with African American patients to prevent kidney disease

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai