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The Office for Health Equity Research was formed in 2020 to coordinate and expand health equity research efforts across Yale. OHER is led by Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD MHS, Associate Dean for Health Equity Research.


To position Yale School of Medicine as an internationally recognized generator and catalyst of innovative and transformative health equity research.


We envision health equity research at Yale as a portfolio of activities across the translational research spectrum that moves beyond documenting group disparities in health outcomes and healthcare delivery to generating sustainable solutions through the application of novel approaches.