HEALTH Research Institute


Helping Everyone Achieve 

a LifeTime of Health


The HEALTH Research Institute (Helping Everyone Achieve a LifeTime of Health) leverages an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Houston to advance science capable of meeting the health needs of the Houston community and beyond. More specifically, our primary mission is to conduct cutting-edge research that informs novel prevention and intervention strategies that mitigate a broad range of health disparities. Our partnerships with community stakeholders will inform a growing public health challenge through multi-site cooperative trials, public health initiatives, and empowering dissemination activities that are embedded in the cultural fabric of the communities we serve.


Health Research Institute actively engages in innovative and rigorous health research that generates new knowledge that exerts a sustainable impact on mitigating – and ultimately eliminating – health disparities. 


Our collective impact is dependent on our capacity to partner with stakeholders to derive a shared vision that ultimately empowers community-embedded change agents who are equipped to improve their quality and length of life.


We are dedicated to working with our community to discover and promote sustainable solutions to real-world health challenges.


HRI - CAB One Pager (pdf)


HRI Membership Flyer - FY19 (pdf)


HRI - One Pager (pdf)



African American women are more likely to die
of breast cancer than any other racial group.

7 in 10 new HIV diagnosis
among Latinos occur in gay and bisexual men.

40% of the cigarettes smoked in the United States

are consumed by individuals with some form of mental illness or substance use disorder. They make up 25% of the U.D. adult population.

41% of the US population living with HIV/AIDS

are African Americans and they are the number one racial/ethnic group affected living in the U.S.

46% of African Americans

lead the increase in years of potential life lost (YPLL) in comparison to the general population when considering all causes of death.

70% of the Latino & African American populations

are more likely to have diagnosed diabetes in comparison to their European American counterparts.

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