National Library of Medicine Outreach Coordinator, David L. Nash, and CERC Consultant, Dr. Doris W. Campbell
What We Do
The CERC will achieve its mission through the following:
- Research/Empowerment: Initiatives for reducing/eliminating health disparities; State of the science and practice; Research process and major research paradigms; and Research proposal development.
- Mentoring: UVI has established collaborations with University of Colorado; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Case Western Reserve University; Johns Hopkins University; Wayne State University.
- Training: Research proposal development and submission for funding; poster presentations; and publications.
The population of the U. S. Virgin Islands, while multicultural and diverse, is 76% black (African American, African Caribbean), 10% white, and 14% Hispanic. Access to care, lack of health insurance, low levels of education, high levels of poverty and a growing immigrant population may represent significant barriers to health care, health promotion, and prevention activities in the Virgin Islands.