Health Disparities and Health Equity Research (Advanced Certificate)

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Program Description

The Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Equity Research provides students a strong background in health disparities and health equity, population health, and healthcare delivery science research. The program emphasizes the role of social determinants of health and multi-level strategies to advance health equity. The content is focused on the integration of various disciplines to understand science, practice, and policy issues in health disparities research.

Applicants are expected to have completed a masters or doctoral degree or have experience in or plans to participate in a relevant field of research. The program is open to NYU Langone–affiliated healthcare professionals, including dental, medical, and nursing school postdoctoral trainees and faculty, members of H+H affiliates of the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and individuals from other institutions affiliated with the Clinical and Translational Science Awards of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

As part of this nine-credit certificate program, you complete three courses: Healthcare Delivery Science, Health Disparities and Health Equity in Community Health, and Principles of Population Health. When you complete the program, you receive a New York State–approved Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Equity Research.


Admission to the Advanced Certificate program requires the following:

  • Online Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letter of financial responsibility

Admission is selective and based on the applicant’s prior academic record and professional achievements.

Due to constraints relevant to US immigration regulations, applicants who will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa are not eligible to apply to certificate programs.

Students currently enrolled in the MSCI program cannot be admitted to nor simultaneously enrolled in our Advanced Certificate Programs.