The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (DQHS) values the importance of cultural competency among its faculty and staff, and is committed to incorporating concepts of cultural competency into its educational and research activity and initiatives.
DQHS plays a major role in several NIH National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Infrastructure grants, e.g., U54 RMATRIX and U54 Ola HAWAII, supporting and promoting health disparity research in Hawai‘i and other regions of the Pacific.
Department faculty and staff members have led multiple research investigations focusing on minority health issues, barriers to clinical research participation, and facilitated cultural competency trainings for clinical research investigators and staff. The department oversees the Master’s graduate program in Clinical Research and Translational Research (MSCTR), which integrates cultural competence related topics into its curricula.
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