Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

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Section of Health Care Disparities and International Health


Said A. Ibrahim, MD, MPH, Section Chief

The Section of Health Care Disparities and International Health was established in 2008 as part of a strategy to further integrate and strengthen the University of Pittsburgh's capacity for collaboration on health disparities research and global health.

The section is housed within the research facilities of the Division of General Internal Medicine and in close proximity to the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) and the Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC). Faculty affiliated with the section include leaders from the community of health disparities investigators and global health within the division and throughout the University's schools of the health sciences.

The section has four specific goals:

  • To foster research that provides the evidence base for detecting, understanding, and intervening in health care disparities.
  • To promote outstanding health care that addresses the needs of socioeconomically and culturally diverse communities, both locally and internationally.
  • To educate future generations of health care providers and enable them to deliver high-quality care to all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or national origin.
  • To educate future generations of health care investigators focusing on health care research workforce diversity.