Who We Are

Welcome to the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research at Texas A&M University!

What makes us unique, you may ask? As of today, we are the only center of this type housed in a college of education. Most fall under the auspices of medical and allied health schools (e.g., public health, nursing, social work). We think our home in Texas A&M University's Department of Health & Kinesiology, embedded with the College of Education & Human Development is an ideal fit for many reasons. A critical one is the strong association between educational disparities and health disparities! Where we see one, we see the other.

Health equity is what we strive for. Research, Education and Outreach is how we do it.

So please, peruse our website! Learn about our people, our projects and our products. It will give you some insight into how our hearts and minds work together toward achieving our aim of optimal health for all.

We are ready for a challenge...


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News & Events

Idethia Shevon Harvey Named Fellow

The Gerontological Society of America selects 2017 Fellows The Gerontological Society of America  (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has nam...

2018-2019 Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

Idethia Shevon Harvey has been accepted into 2018-2019 Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute.

APHA Women's Caucus Highest Scoring Student Abstract Award

Rahma Mkuu has earned the APHA Women's Caucus Highest Scoring Student Abstract Award for her abstract titled "BMI and intimate partner violence among Kenyan women". Co-authors included Tamika Gilreath...

Creating Affirming Schools for LGBTQ Youth through Research and Advocacy

Dr. Kris De Pedro is an Assistant Professor at the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. He teaches in the Leadership Development and Integrated Educational Studies (IES) programs. Dr....