Specialty Offices

Our senior scientists lead teams of researchers and fellows in these specific health-related offices. 

Health Disparities Improvement

Priscilla Sanderson, PhD, CRC 

The Office of Health Disparities Improvement (HDI) conducts research and recommends policy that addresses health disparities related to race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

Rural health care in Arizona, especially for Native Americans, is a special emphasis of this office.

HDI possesses substantial experience working with Arizona’s Native American tribes and a strong rapport with rural health care providers on and off tribal lands.

Wellness and Healthy Communities

Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA

The Office of Wellness and Healthy Communities (WHC) conducts research and recommends policy pertaining to the root causes of wellness and health—in physiology, psychology, behavior, social institutions, and environmental conditions—so that healthy communities can be simultaneously understood at individual and systemic levels.

WHC thereby expands the traditional boundaries of public health and prevention to encourage the initiation of new research from a wide variety of perspectives.

Health Information and Program Evaluation

Robert Trotter II, PhD, Regents' Professor

The Office of Health Information and Program Evaluation (HIPE) provides infrastructure, consultation, and research support to both university and externally initiated projects to evaluate health programs and data at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

HIPE provides critical information to public and private-sector decision-makers about the health status, health behaviors, health programs, and health needs of Arizona residents.