RECENT and ONGOING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CHER was awarded a 3-year, $1.1 million High Impact Research Award from the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program to develop and test individual and community-level strategies to reduce cannabis and tobacco use among young Black men who are at risk for HIV in Long Beach and surrounding Los Angeles County areas.  Interventions used in five of our HIV prevention studies have been designated Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions (EBIs) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program logo

CHER was awarded a five-year, $1.93 million grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in 2016 to create the CHER Institute, designed to increase the number of early career faculty members with an emphasis on faculty from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) who are better prepared to become NIH principal investigators in the field of community-based health equity research; and Increase the quantity and quality of health equity research targeting vulnerable ethnic minority populations.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences logo

CHER was awarded a 5-year $5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions - RIMI) in 2009 to build infrastructure at CSULB through mentoring faculty and students in health disparities research.

National Institute on Minority Health Disparities logo