Welcome to the Health Equity, Opportunity, & Education Lab!

We believe that health and educational equity & injustice are urgent issues facing our nation. We recognize that chronic diseases, in particular, exert disproportionate influences on our youth, impacting development, education, and life opportunity. To this end, we seek to understand how systemic racism and specifically efforts to support and resist equity in health and educational settings operate to limit achievement and opportunity for youth. Through our research in partnership with youth serving institutions, we seek to advance health and educational equity and opportunity for African American communities.

Mission Statement

We engage in collaborative, community-engaged, people-centered, justice-oriented research to eradicate injustice and advance health and educational equity, improve opportunity, develop resources, and implement change in our communities.

Vision Statement

We envision a world where health and educational equity and justice are the norms, where health and achievement do not limit but enhance one another, and a world where we all are included and experience the justice, freedom, and opportunity to achieve our full potential.