The Office of Health Disparities Research provides funding for Mayo Clinic pilot projects that aim to identify, reduce and eliminate health disparities. These grants help junior scientists develop their career interests in health disparities, and experienced researchers address disparities in ongoing work.
The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR) is pleased to announce four awards for 2016 pilot research projects. The OHDR provides seed ...
Yonas E. Geda, M.D. Consultant, Psychiatry Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract The following sequence of events led to this pilot application: 1) The key inspiration came from a well-respected weekly health promotion lecture series organized by the health ministry of an African-American church known as the Antioch church of Peoria, Arizona;
Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D. Senior Associate Consultant II, Hematology/Oncology Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona Abstract Somalis are the fourth largest refugee population in the United States.
Mary I. O'Connor, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Tamara Huff, M.D. Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery Waycross, GA Affiliate of Mayo Clinic Abstract Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, Georgia, serves a largely rural area of southeast Georgia that includes Ware County and is approximately 29.5 percent African-American.
Christi A. Patten, Ph.D. Consultant, Psychiatry & Psychology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Approximately 66 percent of Alaska Natives living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region (Y-K) of Alaska use tobacco products.
Mark L. Wieland, M.D. Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Addressing childhood obesity is a national priority that disproportionately affects youth from low income and racially diverse families.
Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Consultant, Hematology and Oncology Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Nationwide statistics report that Duval County (Greater Jacksonville, FL) has the highest breast cancer mortality for AA women in the state of Florida.
Sundeep Khosla, M.D. Consultant, Endocrinology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Osteoporosis and fractures are major problems faced by an increasingly aging population.
Seema Kumar, M.D. Consultant, Pediatric Endocrinology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Background: The problem of childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
Jane W. Njeru, M.B., Ch.B. Senior Associate Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, including immigrants and refugees, have a higher incidence of diabetes and worse outcomes from the disease than the general population.
Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Consultant, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract In the United States, the overall prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers is 0.2%, and the prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection is 1.6%.
Thanai Pongdee, M.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Allergy & Pulmonary Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Asthma is an immense public health problem on both a national and global scale.
Researchers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Aminah Jatoi, M.D. Abstract Successful health disparities research programs often involve academic-community partnerships.
Researchers Véronique L. Roger, M.D. Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ph.D. Abstract African Americans have a higher incidence of heart failure (HF) than Caucasians. Factors other than traditional cardiovascular risk factors, such as psychosocial measures, may play a role in the racial disparity in HF incidence, yet have not been studied and the mechanisms by which these measures influence the development of HF have not been adequately investigated.
Richard O. White, M.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Community Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Obesity rates among adolescents have risen significantly with evidence of disparate trends particularly among minority youth.
Young J. Juhn, M.D. Consultant, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of health, and its influence on health outcomes has been extensively studied and documented.
Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Consultant, Health Sciences Research Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract There is continued interest in the role of vitamin D insufficiency (hypovitaminosis D) as a risk factor for a variety of human diseases.
Onelis Quirindongo-Cedeno, M.D. Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Previous studies have shown discrepancies in the provision of preventive health services and achievement of diabetes management quality goal among Somali patients in our primary care practice.
Irene G. Sia, M.D. Consultant, Infectious Diseases Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Approximately one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight. Childhood obesity disproportionately affects children of ethnic minorities and low-income populations.