Minority Health and Health Disparities Population

The Minority Health and Health Disparities Population Laboratory, led Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, who is also the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities focuses on health and health care disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.

The three main areas of lab research are: (1) Tobacco use behavior and its relation to other substance use, unhealthy behaviors, migration-related social determinants, chronic stress, and mental health among Latinos of different national heritages; (2) Differential risk of lung cancer in racial and ethnic minority populations, as shown by metabolic biomarkers of nicotine and tobacco-specific carcinogens; and (3) Relationships of migration- and environment-related social determinants of health with chronic diseases, such as diabetes.

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Pérez-Stable's research interests have centered on improving the health of racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Meet the Team

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Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.

Senior Investigator, NIMHD Director

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and Principal Investigator in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Pérez-Stable's research interests have centered on improving the health of racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research, Dr. Pérez-Stable has spent more than 30 years leading research on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America.

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Current Vacancy

Minority Health and Health Disparities Population Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Within the NIH Intramural Research Program, postdoctoral fellows have access to a variety of educational and grant writing…