Office of Health Disparities Research

Addressing Health Disparities is Our Priority.

The Office of Health Disparities Research supports meaningful research to identify and address health disparities and to help ensure Mayo Clinic patients reflect the diversity of our communities.

May 21, 2019

MAYO CLINIC SPREADS HPV-CANCER AWARENESS

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC Join the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Eliminating HPV-Induced Cancers Watch Preview of Film Both women and men are living with and dying from HPV-related cancers every single day. This documentary reveals some of the faces of HPV and sheds light on the risks, [...]
MAYO CLINIC SPREADS HPV-CANCER AWARENESS
Apr 29, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., explaining heart health to a community member, using a hands-on model. By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo [...]
Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact
Apr 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Advisory Board to Empower Children

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
A Pediatric Advisory Boards (PAB) has been convened with a goal to provide feedback to Mayo Clinic investigators on studies conducted with the pediatric community at Mayo Clinic. The PAB is supported by the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) within the Community Engagement Program and Special [...]
Mayo Clinic Pediatric Advisory Board to Empower Children
Apr 24, 2019

My Life Matters: Mammogram for Life!

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Minnesota women. Tribal women of the Northern Plains Region of the Indian Health Services region have higher mortality rates (26.2 vs 22.8 per 100,000) and higher mortality rates across every age (0-31 years to 65 and older), compared to the region’s non-Hispanic [...]
My Life Matters: Mammogram for Life!
Apr 12, 2019

Listening to the needs of faith communities -- Research from the ground up

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
What if a team of researchers came into your neighborhood to develop healthy living programs — tailored just for you? Mayo Clinic is collaborating with communities in just this way, using research as a bridge to better health. Coordinated by Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research, teams are using [...]
Listening to the needs of faith communities -- Research from the ground up
Feb 28, 2019

Help for Native American patients at Mayo Clinic

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Valerie DeCora Guimaraes, will be presenting on her role as the first Patient Relations Specialist at Mayo for Native American patients seeking health and healing. Valerie is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, with Dakota ancestry. She has been an RN for 20+ years, and has worked in med-surg, [...]
Help for Native American patients at Mayo Clinic
Feb 28, 2019

Mayo Clinic Cardiology Researcher Heralded as a 'Change Maker'

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News is featuring Black Minnesotans making history every weekday in February to celebrate Black History Month. The news agency featured LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., as part of the series. Dr. Brewer, a health disparities researcher working in the field of Preventative Cardiology, focuses her work [...]
Mayo Clinic Cardiology Researcher Heralded as a 'Change Maker'
Feb 18, 2019

The Role of the Black Church in Public Health

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
Mayo Cardiologist, La Princess Brewer MD, co-authored an editorial with Dr. David Williams (the most published health disparities scholar) in the March issue of American Journal of Public Health. The editorial, part of the March issue on Faith-Based Organization and Public Health Practice, discusses the role, reach, and influence of [...]
The Role of the Black Church in Public Health
Feb 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Summit Minnesota 2019

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
The Minnesota Cancer Alliance (MCA) will host its 2019 Cancer Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.  The Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) and Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Center have jointly contributed to Mayo Clinic’s Platinum Sponsorship of the event.  The [...]
Mayo Clinic Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Summit Minnesota 2019
Feb 18, 2019

OHDR Pilot Study Partner, Project Legacy, Advocates Park Name Change to Commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
The realization that Rochester, a major city, unlike most major cities in America, does not have a street or public venue named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prompted a community action group, which saw an opportunity to create a tangible reflection of MLK’s message of unity, to recommend renaming [...]
OHDR Pilot Study Partner, Project Legacy, Advocates Park Name Change to Commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Feb 5, 2019

Cultivating H.O.P.E. (Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences) - A New Approach for Child Maltreatment Prevention and Health Promotion

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
The Native American Interest Group is very pleased to host Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, (Montana Institute) and Dr. Robert Sege (Tufts University) on Wednesday, February 13th at noon Central Time. Jeff Linkenbach, Ed.D., is the Founding Director and a Research Scientist at The Montana Institute.  He has developed national award-winning research-based programs [...]
Cultivating H.O.P.E. (Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences) - A New Approach for Child Maltreatment Prevention and Health Promotion
Feb 5, 2019

Association of Mindfulness and Stress with Menopausal Symptoms in Midlife Women

By Sumedha Penheiter @sumedhapenheiter
A Mayo Clinic research team, lead by Dr. Richa Sood, has recently published a study that found that mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, and may be especially helpful for women grappling with anxiety, depression, and irritability.  Over 1,700 patients at Mayo’s Women’s Health Clinic participated [...]
Association of Mindfulness and Stress with Menopausal Symptoms in Midlife Women
Contact Us · Privacy Policy