Welcome the to the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University. We are a campus research and service organization dedicated to research and education opportunities in health equity to our campus community and beyond.
Our work focuses on three interrelated areas:
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.
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