An NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)
Overview & Specific Aims

Dr. Steven Lopez at USC’s Department of Psychology, Dr. Carmen Lara at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in México, and colleagues at USC, UCLA, California State University at San Bernardino, and University of Oregon have established an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with serious mental illness. The specific aims of our National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded MHIRT program are:

1)  To recruit the very best young researchers from groups with significant health disparities, particularly Latinos.

2)  To help the trainees develop the research and professional skills to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities for Latinos.

3)  To increase the number of researchers from communities with significant health disparities who receive research oriented doctoral degrees.


Disclaimer: "Funding for this conference was made possible by T37MD003405 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government."
  • Dr. Steven R. Lopez, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern California
  • Dornsife College, Psychology Department
  • 3620 McClintock Avenue, SGM 501
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061