Different racial groups experience different levels of access to mental and behavioral healthcare. This is not because of genetic or biological differences, but because of the ways racism impacts marginalized individuals in the United States – and Ohio is no exception.
The Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE) promotes research that contributes to the developing science of health equity and population health improvement through the study of health outcomes and services, as well as social factors that impact health. ADVANCE fosters social science and health services research to reduce health disparities based on a wide range of social factors, and it supports research collaboration across Ohio University and with community-based research partners.
ADVANCE supports faculty research from multiple disciplines, methods, colleges, schools and departments across Ohio University to foster team science and facilitate clinical and community research partnerships. We do this through collaborative meetings and events, partnerships, and offering data and other forms of support.
ADVANCE Featured News Stories
OHIO researchers partner on a study that reveals gaps in behavioral healthcare system for racial and ethnic minorities
OHIO researcher receives more than $1 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., a researcher in Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and ADVANCE, was awarded over $1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for two separate studies that are aimed at helping provide resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
ADVANCE Member Research Spotlight: Emily Guseman, Ph.D. and Joseph Bianco, Ph.D.
ADVANCE Researchers Study Factors Associated with Stress, Resiliency Amid COVID-19 Pandemic