The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities is a research center housed within the University of Michigan School of Nursing and includes faculty researchers from across the University of Michigan.
To reduce sexual and reproductive health inequities through rigorous academic scholarship.
Operating from a social justice framework, the center aims to improve sexual and reproductive health and reduce health disparities in marginalized communities. Our research identifies multilevel factors that influence sexual and reproductive health and develops and tests innovative interventions to address them.
Community Engagement: Our research engages community through all phases of the research process.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We conduct inclusive research in diverse communities and recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students.
Scientific Rigor: We use rigorous research methods to address emerging questions that matter most to communities.
Training: We train, build, and maintain capacity for the next generation of scientists, practitioners, and community-based partners.