The Association of Limited English Proficiency With Morbidity and Mortality After Trauma
A recent publication by MERC faculty, Dr. Tasce Bongiovanni.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Satterfield
for his new grant from the NIH/NINDS HEAL Initiative and his new publication "Transforming an educational ecosystem for substance use disorders: A multi-modal model for continuous curricular improvement and institutional change" in Substance Abuse.
Study protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of the Building Better Caregivers online workshop for rural family/friend caregivers of people living with dementia
A recent publication by Dr. Veronica Yank and coauthors including MERC director, Dr. Leah Karliner.
Equitability of Depression Screening After Implementation of General Adult Screening in Primary Care
A recent publication by Dr. Maria Garcia and coauthors including MERC director, Dr. Leah Karliner.
'She hardly goes out': Racism is keeping many Asian Americans from going to the doctor
Dr. Jane Jih is quoted in this Vox article.
'Racial Bias Beliefs Related to COVID-19 Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders:
Findings From the COVID-19 Effects on the Mental and Physical Health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Survey Study (COMPASS)", a recent publication by Dr. Van Ta Park and coauthors including MERC faculty, Dr. Janice Tsoh.
Therese Chan Tack, DO MPH named as Advisor on RAP Digital Health grant
Dr. Chan Tack will be studying telehealth equity across ambulatory care settings with the Centers for Excellence in Primary Care and Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of MERC is to promote equity in health and healthcare for ethnically and linguistically diverse groups through applied multidisciplinary research and by training the next generation of investigators committed to achieving health equity. We seek to discover the mechanisms that explain health disparities and to develop, evaluate, and implement interventions that prevent and treat disease and advance health equity within healthcare systems and communities.

To achieve our mission, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring research questions and results are relevant to the study populations and communities 
  • Using culturally appropriate and community-engaged methods to recruit study participants
  • Collecting disaggregated race/ethnicity data to track, monitor and eliminate disparities
  • Advocating for evidence-based policy and structural changes to advance equity in health and healthcare