Victor Garcia, director of MARTI and distinguished university professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently reviewed funding proposals as an invited member of the National Institutes of Health’s Health Disparities and Equity Promotion (HDEP) Study
Members of the study section review research and demonstration grant applications three times a year according to the NIH review cycle. This study section reviews applications that address health disparities, equitable conditions related to health risks,
and issues related to access to care and treatment faced by minorities and/or ethnic groups, LBGT, poor, homeless, rural, urban, low literacy, or immigrant populations.
Topics of these applications include systematic influences/factors contributing to health disparities and health equity improvement in a particular sub-population(s).
The study section is comprised of medical doctors, biostatisticians, and public health specialists from an array of academic disciplines. For more information, please visit the Health
Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section website.
In the past, Garcia served as a member of NIH’s Community Influences on Health Behavior for five years. He also has served as an ad hoc member of NIH special emphasis panels.
Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health