Welcome to the Health Equity Institute

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Welcome 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.

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Research: HEI is a cross-college research-centered institute dedicated to advancing health and education. 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 producing and disseminating 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 health equity researchers, and to ensure the next generation of health equity scholars. 


Student Training: Faculty research projects provide a basis for education and training activities in health equity. The Health Equity Student-Scholar Program provides an opportunity to MA-level students across campus to partner with a faculty member who provides research mentorship and hands-on research training. Students attend a professional leadership and development seminar over the course of the semester, culminating in a research showcase event. This training prepares students for successful application to various positions, from Ph.D. programs to non-profit leadership, to careers in technology and biomedical fields. HEI faculty also work with students through independent studies and research lab experience and fund students with job opportunities on research supported through grants and awards. 


Campus and Community Engagement: We work to build community engagement on campus, among faculty and students across our colleges and 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).

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