About the Center for Psychosocial Health Disparities Research

Recognizing the major demographic shifts underway in Texas and the ongoing and persistent geographic and racial/ethnic differences in health, the overarching purpose of the Center for Psychosocial Health Disparities Research (CPHDR) is to help redress racial, ethnic and geographic health disparities in Texas and promote psychosocial health. A primary focus is on the link between mental and physical health.

Mission Statement

The specific mission of the center is to:

  1. Produce world-class research on psychosocial factors associated with health disparities
  2. Provide services to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex community
  3. Provide a forum for interdisciplinary UNT scholars to collaborate on health disparities related research and intervention/prevention development
  4. Train undergraduate and graduate students to be rigorous health disparities researchers, and
  5. Attract external financial support for the activities of the Center

The center partners with nonacademic local and state agencies in pursuing its mission. Moreover, it leverages emerging technologies (e.g., telehealth) to find creative ways to address health disparities. Its efforts are transparent and accountable.