About the Institute for Health Promotion Research

By 2050, 1 in 3 people in the U.S. will be Latino.

Yet Latinos suffer health inequities and worse health outcomes than whites.

crowdEnter the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR).

The IHPR, founded in 2006 at UT Health San Antonio, investigates causes and solutions to cancer and chronic disease disparities to improve Latino health in San Antonio, South Texas, and the nation.

The IHPR is led by international Latino health disparities expert Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, who has spent more than 30 years researching health disparities and behavior change. Dr. Ramirez oversees a staff and faculty of more than 25, including specialists in cancer prevention, health communication, tobacco, obesity, nutrition and exercise.

The IHPR aims to:

  • Conduct research, interventions and outreach projects;
  • Train scientists and mentor students; and
  • Communicate findings and tools with researchers, academics and the public using websites, blogs, social media, news media, public service announcements, newsletters, educational publications, scientific articles and reports, and more.

The IHPR Blog is an important part of the IHPR’s effort to raise awareness of Latino health problems, and innovative solutions to those issues.

We promote the latest stories, research, and news on different aspects of Latino health, including cancer, health equity, tobacco control, and training.

Learn more about the IHPR team here.

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