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June 2, 2020 – A message from the Foundations of Health Research Center

In the devastation of coronavirus, our country’s starkest disparities have shone, stronger than ever. Research like ours has shown that external stressors embed themselves in body and mind, with detrimental outcomes. Centuries of injustice have aligned to create recipes for disadvantage that ring truer than ever for African Americans. This cycle perpetuates disparities in health, wealth, life expectancy, and justice that persist today.

We see this moment as a powerful time to reflect and commit to doing more. At the Foundations of Health Research Center, we are a diverse team on the front-lines of resilience-based research. Through listening to stories of perseverance and resilience, we will work to outline ways out of health disparities and wider cycles of inequality, particularly in low-income and African American communities.

Thank you to all of the families who give their time and share their stories as part of our research studies. Thank you to all the health care workers and essential workers who have been on the frontlines during this pandemic. Thank you to all those who have been advocating for justice and safety for each and every member of our society. We are committed to your stories and to supporting your efforts.

THE POWER OF YOU & ME

IS WE

There are a variety of ways to get involved with our research efforts.

Featured Publications

Our research findings have been published in a wide range of scientific and medical journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, JAMA – Pediatrics, JAMA – Psychiatry, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Nature Human Behaviour, Child Development, Psychological Science, and more. Review our latest publications here: