Working together to make a difference
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative is a grant-funded initiative of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University. SHERC is supported by funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health.
The overall goal of SHERC is to increase basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research at NAU to address health disparities among diverse populations of the Southwestern United States.
SHERC consists of five cores that all interact synergistically. Each of the SHERC cores provides a clear opportunity for innovation individually; in combination, they demonstrate significant impact in innovation.
Administrative Core Accordion Closed
The Administrative Core combines evidence-based organizational theory with a tested but novel use of a “continuous improvement” model of program assessment and feedback.
Community Engagement Core Accordion Closed
The Community Engagement Core uses an innovative four-direction Framework for Inquiry and Action that represent the shared and distinct determinants of health in Arizona.
Investigator Development Core Accordion Closed
The Investigator Development Core supports the development of early career investigators in basic biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences at NAU through the Pilot Project Program (PPP).
Recruitment Core Accordion Closed
The Recruitment Core will recruit and support two mid-level or senior faculty members with established health equity research programs to fill gaps in institutional expertise, and to support the mission of SHERC.
Research Infrastructure Core Accordion Closed
The Research Infrastructure Core focuses on infrastructure improvement for the SHERC basic research, informatics, clinical, and community engaged science programs. In addition, it takes a leadership role in improving the interdisciplinary science efforts in biomedical, clinical, and community health science initiatives throughout NAU.
SHERC upcoming events
January 26 | 1–5 p.m.
Designing and Conducting Focus Groups
Regents’ Professor Robert T. Trotter II
February 11 | 1–3 p.m.
Choosing the Appropriate Quantitative Research Design
Indrakshi Roy, Biostatistician, CHER and College of Health and Human Services
February 26 | 12–2 p.m.
Using Structural Equation Models to Untangle Complex Relationships Among Variables
Anita Antoninka, Assistant Research Professor
School of Forestry
March 17| 1–2 p.m.
The DMP: Data Management Planning Basics
Brittany Blanchard and Pamela Buzzard, librarians
March 25 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Introduction to Medicare Data
Indrakshi Roy, Biostatistician
April 7 | 1–3 p.m.
Community-based Participatory Research
Lisa J Hardy, associate professor
By the numbers
5Funded Research Projects
12Funded Pilot Projects
10Funded Community-Campus Projects
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54MD012388. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.