Health Equity Research Program

Health Equity Research Grants Program

The goal of the Health Equity Grants Program is to promote and support research focused on reducing disparities and promoting equity in health and healthcare for children and families of underserved populations (e.g., minority race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, LGBTQ, differently abled, rural, publicly insured).

Details and eligibility:

  • Funding is for 12 months and typically begins at the start of the fiscal year. 
  • Types of projects funded: research to identify health disparities, research to develop/evaluate interventions that address health disparities, development of community partnerships, community-engaged research.
  • All early- and mid-career faculty, non-research faculty, trainees and staff are invited to apply. Professor-level faculty are not eligible, but are strongly encouraged to participate as mentors. 
  • Allowable costs include personnel/PI FTE; supplies and equipment; and expenses such as participant incentives, statistical analysis services, translation and interpretation.

Current and Past Grant Recipients


  • Improving use of physical literacy/fitness assessment data in middle schools to increase health equity
    • Pooja Tandon, MD, MPH and Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH - $49,774.00


  • The Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitors on Lifestyle Behaviors and Glucose Control Among Minority Youth With Type 2 Diabetes
    • Allison LaRoche, MD, MPH
  • Cultural Tailoring of a Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Caregivers of Children With Special Health Care Needs
    • Kim Arthur, MPH
  • Sexual Health Technology Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
    • Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH
  • Fostering Equitable Rehabilitation for Hispanic Children After TBI: Bilingual Health Education Video Development
    • Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
  • Understanding Culturally Acceptable and Accessible Developmental and Social Screening for Somali Families
    • Abigail Grant, MD
  • Identifying Differences in Structure and Content of Medical Conversations With and Without Interpreters
    • Kathleen Kieran, MD
  • HIV Prevention for Street-Involved Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to PrEp Uptake
    • Raina Voss, MD
  • Understanding the Impact of a Multidisciplinary Gender Clinic on Mental Health Disparities in Transgender Youth
    • David Breland, MD, MPH
    • Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH
  • Building Community to Address Disparities in Concussion Care for Hispanic Youth
    • Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH
  • Patient Navigation to Improve Outcomes for Latino Families With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Felice Orlich, PhD
  • Access to Care for Transgender Youth and Their Families
    • David Breland, MD, MPH
    • Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH
  • Disparities in Functional Outcomes After Inpatient Rehab for Traumatic Brain Injury in Hispanic Children
    • Marissa Osorio, MD
    • Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
  • Experience of Parents/Children of East African Communities Who Received Diabetes Education at Seattle Children's Hospital
    • Kristi Klee, DNP, RN, CPN
  • Monitoring Mental Health Outcomes of Diverse Children and Adolescents
    • Freda Liu, PhD
  • Pediatric Refugee Nutrition and Food Security
    • Beth Dawson-Hawn, MD
  • Understanding Patterns of Interpreter Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department
    • Casey Lion, MD, MPH
  • The TGNC Card: A Community-Based Pilot of an Innovative Tool to Improve the Health of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adolescents
    • Juanita Hodax, MD
  • Muckleshoot Youth Partnership Project
    • Katherine Katzman, MPH