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

Dr. Lisa Wigfall interview regarding low rate HPV vaccination

Dr. Wigfall was interview during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019 . See linked https://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Pages/News-Release-Detail.aspx?ItemID=1301

TCHER Ph.D. candidates defend dissertations and received post-doctoral positions

Zachary A. Jackson, TCHER doctoral candidate, in the Division of Health Education defended his dissertation on May 2, 2019. Dr. Jackson dissertation title was “An exploration of discrimination, sense...

TCHER Doctoral Candidate Student accepted into Emory University Master of Divinity

Jameisha Brown, a TCHER doctoral candidate in the Division of Health Education, was accepted into the Master of Divinity program at Emory Candler School of Theology, beginning in the Fall 2019 term. C...

TCHER Doctoral Candidate Student received College of Education and Human Development Dean Graduate Award

Jameisha Brown, a TCHER doctoral candidate in the Division of Health Education, has received a $4,000 Dean’s Graduate Award. The Dean’s Graduate Award for research advancement is a new scholarship p...