Welcome to the Health Equity Institute


The mission of the Health Equity Institute (HEI) is to create an intellectual environment that encourages diversity of perspectives, challenges conventional approaches, and produces innovative action-oriented research in the biomedical, social, and behavioral sciences in order to improve health, eliminate health disparities, and establish equity in health. Learn more


Welcome from Director

HEI is recruiting a new director

HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo gives talk at UC Santa Cruz workshop on big biodata and precision medicine

HEI Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc gives keynote address at same-sex couples and health summit

HEI Post-Doctoral Fellow Ugo Edu presents her dissertation research as a theatrical piece

HEI Associate Director of Community Practice Jessica Wolin was a panelist at UC Berkeley interdisciplinary arts conference

HEI Director Cynthia Gómez delivered welcome speech at symposium focused on justice for the Latinx immigrant community at SF State

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10th Annual Documentary for Health and Social Justice Screening

HEI celebrates our 2016 Student Scholars at end-of-semester event

HEI Speaker Series: Algorithms, Disciplinary Expertise and Inequalities

“Bodies at War (MINA)” documentary screening and discussion

SF BUILD Dialogue on Environment and Health

HOPE SF Art & Healing Assessment Art Piece Reception and Community Partnership Celebration

HEI Speaker Series: Emerging Scholars in Health Equity

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Motion Graphic: What is Health Equity?

This three-minute video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities. Learn more