Research Presentation

The PHDR is driven to improve health for all through research that identifies, explains, and addresses health inequities.

Community Engagement

The PHDR addresses health inequities by engaging communities as partners in research and programmatic activities.

Sci Saturday group

The PHDR builds educational programs that support a diverse research workforce prepared to create community-engaged solutions to pressing health inequities.

Dr Allen 2024

Michele L. Allen, MD, MS


The Program in Health Disparities Research, headed by Dr. Michele Allen, is housed within the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Program in Health Disparities Research is driven to improve health for all through research, education, community engagement, and policy.



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The University of Minnesota Foundation has opened up a new philanthropic opportunity for those interested in supporting innovative and transformative research in the space of Health Equity.

M-ASCEND Interns
Affiliated Faculty
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T32 Trainees
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The Image at the top of this page is a graphic recording of the June 2022 Health Equity Conference by artist Rio Holaday on behalf of our C2DREAM program, an NIHMD P50 research center grant co-managed by PHDR with our UMN colleagues at the School of Public Health, as well as the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and Mayo Clinic.

See more of Rio's work here. See other graphic recordings by Rio as well as video from the June 2022 event here

Sincere thanks to Rio for her beautiful work!