Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities continue to have a negative impact on African Americans in the United States, largely because of uncontrolled hypertension. Despite the availability of evidence-based interventions, their use has not been translated into clinical and public health practice. The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities is a new transdisciplinary research program with a stated goal to lower the impact of CVD disparities on vulnerable populations in Baltimore, Maryland. By targeting multiple levels of influence on the core problem of disparities in Baltimore, the center leverages academic, community, and national partnerships and a novel structure to support 3 research studies and to train the next generation of CVD researchers. We also share the early lessons learned in the center's design.

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Cited Authors

  • Cooper, LA; Boulware, LE; Miller, ER; Golden, SH; Carson, KA; Noronha, G; Huizinga, MM; Roter, DL; Yeh, H-C; Bone, LR; Levine, DM; Hill-Briggs, F; Charleston, J; Kim, M; Wang, N-Y; Aboumatar, H; Halbert, JP; Ephraim, PL; Brancati, FL

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 11

Start / End Page

  • e26 - e38

PubMed ID

  • 24028238

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3828697

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301297


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States