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About the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research

The TAMU Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research (TCHER pronounced TEACHER) has a primary mission of leveraging innovative health equity research to improve quality of life across the lifespan among at-risk populations globally.  The work resulting from pursuing this mission will inform and impact prevention, intervention, and pedagogical perspectives across disciplines. To achieve this mission faculty in TCHER concurrently focus on three tasks to:

  1. Train undergraduate and graduate students in interdisciplinary research and training
  2. Design and implementation of novel research with significant public health impact; and
  3. Provide consultation to TAMU constituents/academic units. TCHER is the only center dedicated to health equity through research, teaching, and service that is housed in a college/school of education in the nation.

Training Opportunities

TCHER leadership has expertise in older adult health, qualitative research methodology, adolescent health (specializing in military-connected and Black American youth), categorical data analysis, latent class analysis, cancer prevention, and community-based participatory research. Undergraduate and graduate students can expect to receive training on the intersection of health, learning, and social identity using cutting-edge methodologies to develop and hone their own health equity research niche.

Undergraduate students will engage multi- and transdisciplinary research and have opportunities to acquire graduate level experiences via national conference presentations, participating in the writing of manuscripts, and data analysis. 

Graduate students in the Center can expect to receive training in advanced qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies, to develop and prepare first author manuscripts, and to participate in research being conducted by Center faculty.  Both undergraduate and graduate students will participate in research that increases their understanding about and advancing of diversity, inclusion, and equity to understand the cultural context in which people live.

Learn More

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