About us- UC END-Disparities

The UCLA-UCI Center for Eliminating Cardiometabolic Disparities in Multi-Ethnic Populations (UC END DISPARITIES) focuses on the inequitable multilevel factors, including structural disadvantage, that accelerate the development and progression of cardiometabolic disease and disproportionately affect low-income and minority groups.

Addressing the highly diverse communities that comprise Los Angeles County and Orange County (combined population over 13 million), the Center will work to prevent cardiometabolic disease, reduce its harmful impact in minority communities, and develop equitable community-partnered research approaches to meet these objectives.  

The Center is comprised of three integrated cores, two center research projects, and training programs for new investigators, all working to develop innovative community-relevant approaches to cardiometabolic disease prevention and treatment for southern California’s vulnerable communities and at-risk patient populations.

UC END DISPARITIES is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grant Number NIH/NIMHD P50-MD017366 as part of NIMHD’s Multiple Chronic Disease Centers.