Welcome to the Health Equity Institute

Welcome the to the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University. We are a campus-wide interdisciplinary team advancing health equity through research, education, and campus and community engagement.

Research: Our faculty have active research portfolios, with projects often performed in partnership with colleagues throughout the U.S. and internationally, and with active student involvement. Health Equity research is interdisciplinary; dedicated to the production and dissemination of scholarship that moves the needle; and is performed in collaboration. We aim to provide campus leadership in research and student-training, to build a community of heath equity researchers, and to ensure the next generation of health equity scholars. 

Student Training: Faculty research provide a basis for education and training activities in health equity. A Spring Health Equity Student-Scholar Program for MA-level students provides opportunities for mentorship, hands-on research training, and participation a professional leadership and development seminar. Our HEI student-scholars receive out-of-classroom research engagement with the aim to ensure successful application to a range of positions from PhD programs to non-profit leadership to positions in technology and biomedical fields. We also work with students interested in independent studies, research lab experience, and as hire students into funded positions on our research studies.

Campus and Community Engagement: We work to build community engagement on campus, among faculty and students across our colleges, as well as beyond our campus with communities throughout our city and further afield. 

Land Acknowledgment

The campuses of San Francisco State University on the San Francisco peninsula and north bay are located within the occupied territories of the Ramaytush Ohlone and the Coastal Miwok (who, along with the Southern Pomo, are organized as the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria).