Research Centers and Programs

Health Equity Research Program

Building Capacity and Partnerships for Health Equity Research

Children in gardenThe Health Equity Research Program at the Center for Diversity and Health Equity is a multidisciplinary, collaborative child health equity research hub for information, resources, talent, expertise, data and partnership for expanding child health equity research at Seattle Children’s and beyond.

The program is advancing health equity research and applying a health equity lens to all research through policy reviews, consultation, grant making, seminars, trainings and career development support for students and researchers who are from diverse backgrounds or who focus on health equity research.

The SCRI Summer Scholars Program (SSSP) in partnership with the Office for Teaching, Education and Research (OTER), launched in 2019. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with a background that is historically underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and/or translational research projects during the summer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators.

We are advancing health equity research and applying a health equity lens to all research through the following programs:

Health Equity Consultation

The program works closely with Seattle Children’s Research Institute to lead and participate in reviews and recommendations for research institute policies to ensure that those policies are designed to enhance our ability to engage, enroll and retain diverse research participants and build a diverse research workforce.

Seminars, Trainings, WIPs

The program currently sponsors seminars, research works-in-progress sessions and trainings to support Seattle Children’s Research Institute/University of Washington researchers in the area of health equity research and community partnership in research. We currently sponsor up to four works-in-progress sessions per fiscal year for researchers at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research to have a venue to share their health equity–related research works with other researchers and staff engaged in health equity and disparities, and gain critical feedback.