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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.


Nursing professor serving on US Dept. of Health and Human Services advisory committee

Clemson University School of Nursing professor Veronica ParkerClemson University School of Nursing professor Veronica Parker has recently started working to help positively impact the national health care landscape as a new member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

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EC Online Presentation with Dr. Drew Lanham

10:00 am to 11:30 am