Center for Health Equity Research (HER)

Jacki Hecht, Managing Director, and Miyong Kim, Director, of the TCRSS Center

Overview

The Center for Health Equity Research (HER) strives to reduce the health disparity gap by improving the chronic disease self-management capacities of individuals, families, and communities. The Center for HER aims to meet the unmet healthcare needs of disadvantaged populations by promoting the development of knowledge, providing infrastructure dedicated to research, establishing synergy to inspire nurse scientists, and relying on collaboration to formulate cost-effective self-management interventions to improve health outcomes and overall well-being for people with chronic conditions.

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Mission

The HER’s mission is to establish an innovative environment that advocates for collaborative nursing research and execute high-impact projects in self-management science. HER also strives to initiate an infrastructure dedicated to transdisciplinary collaborative research as well as provide expert and knowledgeable mentoring in a wide range of approaches such as bio-behavior, evolving technology, business principles, and marketing methods.

We aim to create synergy that will facilitate the development of nurse scientists who execute high-impact projects in self-management science by providing them with research training and resources as well as expert mentoring in a wide range of approaches such as bio-behavior, evolving technology (e.g., engineering, computer science), business principles, and marketing methods.


History

The Center for Health Equity Research (HER) formerly known as Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research (PI: Dr. Miyong Kim; P30NR015335, 09/25/2014 – 07/31/2021).

The Center for Health Equity Research (HER) was established to develop, test, and disseminate innovative self-management solutions to improve the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions.