The EXPORT Center generates and tests interventions that can remedy service disparities in asthma and mental health for disadvantaged Latino and African Caribbean populations, and provides training and research support for investigators interested in disparities research.
In conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard Medical School, Margarita Alegría, PhD, was part of a multi-site EXPORT (Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training) Center, funded through the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The goal of this Center is to generate and test interventions that can remedy service disparities in asthma and mental health for disadvantaged Latino and African Caribbean populations, as well as provide training and research support for investigators interested in disparities research. In addition, the EXPORT Center supports a community outreach component for projects in community-based settings, and research and evaluation consultation is provided to community groups. The EXPORT Center has five core projects, seven core directors, 20 researchers, nine trainees and multiple projects leveraging the expertise of consultants in the Boston area as well as in Puerto Rico.
Disparities Research Unit
Margarita Alegria, Ph.D.
Research Core Co-Director and Scientific Co-Director
Barbara Dickey, Ph.D.
Community Core Co-Director
Norah Mulvaney-Day, Ph.D.
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.
Glen Flores, M.D., FAAP
Greg Fritz, Ph.D.
Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D.
David R. Williams, Ph.D.
University of Puerto Rico, Behavioral Sciences Research Institute
Co-Principal Investigator and Research Core Co-Director
Glorisa Canino, Ph.D.
The Disparities Research Unit (DRU) conducts research to improve health care service delivery for diverse populations,