Health Disparities

We conduct patient-centered outcomes research and implement our findings in community settings, reducing health disparities among high-risk groups.

Working with clinical and community partners, our department translates research into health care delivery transformation. In the process, we improve outcomes for people subject to health disparities — namely, racial and ethnic minorities, rural and poor populations, and individuals with complex, comorbid conditions.

Through our research, we have established Patient Action Teams, peer support groups whose members convey educational messages to their community and their primary care medical homes.

We emphasize shared leadership with our Patient Action Teams. Our common goals are to:

  • develop systems of care
  • train health professionals
  • increase preventive screenings
  • design interventions to improve self-management

Research Projects

No current funded projects with this as the primary focus area.

Research Centers/Partners


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  • Kahn, Linda

    Linda Kahn, PhD

    Research Professor, Primary Care Research Institute

    UB Downtown Gateway Department of Family Medicine 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220D Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 816-7254; Fax: (716) 845-6899


  • Tumiel Berhalter, Laurene

    Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

    Director of Community Translational Research

    UB Downtown Gateway Department of Family Medicine 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220N Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 716-816-7278; Fax: 716-845-6899