The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded $11.8 million to the HRI to create the HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, advancing research to eliminate health disparities. HRI guides and supports the Center as its administrative unit.
The HEALTH Research Institute leverages an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Houston to advance science capable of meeting the health needs of the Houston community and beyond. HRI membership currently spans 9 colleges and 14 academic units.
Education - 7
Engineering - 1
Law - 1
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences - 6
Medicine - 4
Natural Sciences & Mathematics - 1
Pharmacy - 1
Social Work - 3
Technology - 1
By leveraging expertise from interdisciplinary scientists across six academic units and input from the community, we apply scientific capabilities and determine solutions to address the health needs of neighborhoods in Houston, the state of Texas and beyond.
The HEALTH Research Institute advances a community-engaged research model that rapidly disseminates scientific breakthroughs designed to mitigate, and ultimately eliminate, community-identified health challenges in metropolitan Houston and beyond.
Through active and equitable partnerships with our community advisory boards, stakeholders, elected officials and community members, we are uniquely positioned to eliminate health disparities through multi-site cooperative trials, public health initiatives and activities that are embedded in the cultural fabric of the communities we serve.