National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of NIMHD.
June 22, 2023

Meet the Director: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., served in the medical and research communities for decades before becoming the second Director of...

Meet the Director, Health Disparities
Adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and some teens want their communities to do more in response.
May 16, 2023

Teens are talking about mental health

The prevalence of mental health issues is hard to measure, but federal data show how widespread the challenges are. The...

Mental Health

Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and Gary Gibbons, M.D.
July 15, 2021

NIH's CEAL initiative: Combating misinformation during COVID-19

Racial and ethnic minority communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, meaning they have been hit harder...

July 07, 2021

NIH ramps up testing for at-risk populations

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, some communities have faced more difficulties than others. This is especially true...

COVID-19 Testing

Researchers followed more than 4,000 African American men and women over 15 years.
December 01, 2020

African Americans can significantly cut stroke risk by quitting smoking

African Americans are already almost twice as likely as whites to die from stroke. Now, new research finds that African...

NIH's RADx-UP initiative is working to improve access to COVID-19 testing for populations affected by health disparities.
October 01, 2020

NIH COVID-19 research addresses health disparities in testing

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S....

NIH Highlights, COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain...

November 25, 2019

New study highlights need for diversity in genomic research

What happened when genomic researchers targeted more diverse groups of people in their studies? They found 27 new gene variations. These variations ...

Genetic Testing

September 14, 2018

New NIH study zeroes in on prostate cancer in African-American men

Fifteen percent of African-American men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. They’re also more likely to be diagnosed with...

Prostate Cancer
Student speaks at a Science Day Q&A session.
July 12, 2018

Inspiring the next generation at NIH’s Science Day

Nearly 500 students from 11 Washington, D.C.-area schools recently attended "Science Day at NIH" on the National Institutes of Health ...

NIH Highlights