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The Center for Research on Health Disparities provides leadership for the development and advancement of comprehensive, culturally sensitive, community-based participatory research that improves health outcomes and enhances quality of life. The center links faculty, students and community members to advance research on the complex causes of health disparities and strategies to eliminate these disparities. Within this, the primary focus is on obesity as a major contributing factor to many chronic health conditions. Further, to accomplish its goals, the center draws on the support of and collaboration among individual and institutional partners.

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The Center for Research on Health Disparities is an outgrowth of the EXPORT Center project, a collaborative partnership between Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, and Voorhees College’s Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health. The EXPORT Center is made possible through an Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training (EXPORT) grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.

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Health Disparities faculty associate named to review board of national health journal

Sarah Griffin, associate professor in Clemson’s public health sciences department and a faculty associate with the Center for Health Disparities, has been named to the review board of the American Journal of Health Behavior.Sarah Griffin, associate professor in Clemson’s public health sciences department and a faculty associate with the Center for Health Disparities, has been named to the review board of the American Journal of Health Behavior. In this role, Griffin will review submitted articles for the journal and provide input to the editorial board regarding content of upcoming issues. Read More

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