Health Equity Research Core in the Woman and Child Institute

The goal of the Health Equity Research Core is to catalyze and support Pediatric research that prioritizes vulnerable children and addresses health disparities in both the U.S. and global contexts.

Health Equity Research Core Pilot Grant Program

Request for Proposals can be found HERE

Deadline for submission of preliminary concept survey: March 17, 2021 
The preliminary concept survey can be found HERE 

Deadline for submissions of final applications: April 30, 2021 
Submit application to 

Research Focus

We aim to support research activities and programs that meet one or both of the following criteria: 

  • Research on child health in low- or middle-income countries and/or with marginalized populations in the United States (e.g., immigrants, refugees, underserved urban environments, rural and tribal areas)
  • Research that aims to understand and/or address disparities in child health, including disparities by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, language preference and gender identity

Areas of support

The Core provides services to Pediatric faculty and collaborators in the following three areas: 

  • Generation of study ideas and grant applications
  • Networking of investigators
  • Mentorship of junior investigators and investigators new to health equity research

If you would like to be added to the Core’s listserv or would like to request support, you can reach us at



Dr. Krow Ampofo, MBCHB
Pediatric Infectious Disease



Dr. Melissa Watt, PhD

Population Health Sciences



Dr. Elizabeth Keating, MD, MSPH
Pediatric Emergency Medicine