Working at the Nexus Between Inequality and Health

The Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health conducts cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research to understand the causes and consequences of health-related inequalities. The center brings together deep scholarly strengths in population health science; LGBTQ+ health policy; gun violence; and economic and social inequality—and explores how they impact health.


Read our Inaugural 2023-24 Annual Report here!

Our Research

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Scholars across campus in health-related social and behavioral sciences and allied fields are conducting innovative research in three key areas of health inequality where Vanderbilt has deep expertise: LGBTQ+ health; gun violence; and economic and social inequality.

Four new internal research funding opportunities are now available for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.

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Research Spotlight

Latest Research

Become an Affiliate

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The center collaborates with many partners across campus to advance health inequality scholarship. We welcome the involvement and support of additional partners who wish to help us advance our mission. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming an affiliate.

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Workshops & Events

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We regularly host seminars, professional development workshops, conferences, lectures, panels, symposia, and other events to share and discuss high quality research and information on health inequality.

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