Welcome to the Health Equity Institute

Welcome the to the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University. We are a campus research and service organization dedicated to providing research and engagement opportunities in health equity for our campus community and beyond.

Our work focuses on three interrelated areas:

Research in Health Equity: Our core 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. Our research aims are to provide campus leadership in research and student-training and to build a community of heath equity researchers to work in collaboration to ensure the next generation of health equity scholars. 

Student Training in Health Equity: Faculty research grants provide a basis for student teaching and training activities at HEI. 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 funded positions on our research studies.

Community engagement: We work to build community engagement for health equity scholarship on our campus and with communities throughout our city and beyond.

Please contact us to partner: hei@sfsu.edu


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).