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Health Equity Research Training Fellowship

The mission of the Health Equity Research Training Fellowship is to train underrepresented minority physicians through a two-year research fellowship. The fellowship is designed for physicians who wish to develop an extramurally funded independent research program focused specifically on health equity.

This two-year fellowship is led by Martin Shapiro, M.D., and includes a mentored research training experience coupled with a weekly fellows’ seminar. Fellows are expected to complete a rigorous curriculum in clinical epidemiology and health services research and will obtain a Master of Science degree from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Weill Cornell Medicine faculty have active research programs on health equity in the cardiovascular diseases, rheumatology, cancer, healthcare fragmentation, and complex patients, with expertise in the behavioral sciences, community-partnered interventions, primary care practice improvement, epidemiology, implementation science, and health policy. Cornell University faculty members in the Cornell Center for Health Equity include scientists in Sociology, Communication, Nutritional Sciences, and Health Policy, many of whom are also members of Center for the Study of Inequality, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and the Yan Tang Institute. Additional mentorship is available from Cornell Tech faculty. If you are interested in this fellowship, please complete this Application Form

2019 Fellow

Christopher Gonzalez, MD

Christopher Gonzalez was born to Cuban parents in Hialeah, Florida. He studied Neuroscience and Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University, received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and is completing his Internal Medicine residency training at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He has served as a student and resident leader in numerous institutional diversity initiatives and has been recognized for his commitments to teaching and increasing diversity in medicine. Following completion of his residency, he joins Weill Cornell Medicine as a HRSA Health Equity Research Fellow. He lives in Washington Heights with his wife.

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The vision of the Cornell Center for Health Equity is to nurture durable academic-community partnerships to inform our research agenda, integrate community perspectives into our research, and develop an infrastructure to disseminate and implement the results of our work with the overarching goal of achieving health equity locally, regionally, and nationally.

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