Andrew J Karter, PhD
   HDS-CDTR Associate Director

   Lead, Health Disparities Core 

 

HEALTH DISPARITIES CORE

The over-arching goal of the Health Disparities Core is to create capacity and collaborations that evaluate existing models of care and the effects of translational interventions across social groups. We will continue to support junior investigators in the study of diabetes translational research projects with an emphasis on monitoring of ethnic group-specific effects after implementation of new translational intervention and quality improvement efforts. The Health Disparities Core will continue to disseminate knowledge of methods and findings of diabetes translational disparities research through collaborations, meetings, and publications, and share expertise with health systems on models of care. The Specific Aims (SAs) of the Health Disparities Core are to:

  1. Provide intellectual and financial support to junior investigators within our HDC-CDTR research centers to propose, develop and conduct diabetes translational research projects focused on health disparities, including providing support to health disparities-related projects funded through the Pilot and Feasibility Core.
  2. Disseminate knowledge of the methods and findings of diabetes translational research on health disparities through seminars, conference presentations and publications.
  3. Create a collaborative environment of intellectual sharing and dissemination of findings between research sites within our CDTR and among all NIDDK-funded CDTRs, and communicate research activities and findings relevant to health disparities.
    interventions are uniform across social groups, or reduce or increase disparities?
  4. Provide evidence-based consulting to health systems on disparities related topics and encourage translation of interventions that reduce health disparities in diabetes-related health care delivery and operations.

 

FACULTY

Andrew J. Karter, PhD (Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research)

Alyce Adams, PhD (Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research)

Alka Kanaya, MD (University of California, San Francisco)

Dean Schillinger, MD (University of California, San Francisco)

Jay Desai, PhD, MPH (HealthPartners Institute)

Julie Schmittdiel, PhD (Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research)