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The Health Disparities Research (HDR) Online Certificate Program is a post-baccalaureate certificate that provides a documented concentration of study for graduate students, fellows, junior faculty, and working professionals particularly interested in identifying, analyzing, and addressing health disparities in vulnerable communities and broader populations. Aimed at health science professionals across the spectrum, course content is applicable across disciplines.

Topic areas include theoretical perspectives of health disparities; research methodology specific to the study of health disparities; and the use of evidence in policy development and implementation. The program is offered entirely online and takes one year to complete.

  • 13 Credit hours

  • 3 Application deadlines

  • 100 % Online delivery

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