The Center for Investigations of Health and Education Disparities
(CIHED) was established in 2012 as a formal organized research unit at
UCSD. CIHED is a campus-wide initiative aimed at accomplishing the
following ten goals:
- Establish multi-disciplinary collaborations among faculty and
research groups at UCSD currently interested in health and education
- Promote and encourage other faculty members at UCSD to focus on
research in health and educational disparities.
- Establish UCSD as a major center of excellence for health and
educational disparities research in the US.
- Become a resource for information about health and educational
disparities for the community and disseminate information regarding the
causes and solutions for health and educational disparities in America.
- Motivate, mentor, and train the next generation of
ethnically-diverse physicians, educators, biomedical, and social
- Educate UCSD students on different aspects of health and educational
disparities and provide them with the abilities to communicate this
knowledge to the general public.
- Build a program to improve K-12 science education directed at
cultivating students with 21st century skills.
- Formulate a strategy to motivate, recruit, and facilitate access to
higher education for students from disadvantaged social and economic
backgrounds and those with disabilities.
- Create an outreach program to promote access of the San Diego
community to healthcare services, health and prevention education, and
pathways to robust opportunities for scholastic and employment
development in the health sciences.
- Build an efficient communication system between scientists and
health professionals and the education community through innovative
media, events and curriculum.
Through collaborative research, training, and outreach, CIHED is working
to make an immediate difference in our community by closing the social
gaps in health and education.