About Us


The CCRHD envisions to create a collaborative center widely recognized as a model of excellence in promoting research in minority health and health disparities, contributing to a diverse biomedical research workforce, and closely interacting with the community, with the goal to improve the health of the Puerto Rican population.



To contribute to the national infrastructure and the capacity for research in the health sciences by supporting basic, behavioral and clinical studies in health disparities that affect the Puerto Rican population.



  1. Target specific minority health and health disparities areas for development and provide initial funding for basic, behavioral and/or clinical research activities to support these areas
  2. Promote the professional development of post-doctoral fellows, new faculty and early-stage investigators working in minority health and health disparities research
  3. Develop an efficient and agile research infrastructure to provide specialized instrumentation and services that will facilitate the conduct of transdisciplinary collaborative research in minority health and health disparities
  4. Establish robust and long-lasting partnerships with community-based organizations.