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Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center

The former named Nursing Division at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) was awarded a grant (5P20MD002286) from the former National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, now the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) which established the Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center for Excellence, hereafter referred to as the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC).

The specific aims of the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center are to:



A very sparse literature suggests that residents of the U. S. Virgin Islands are burdened with the same health disparities identified in health disparity populations on the U. S. mainland. Few studies have described factors that might be associated with reported prevalence rates for health disparities in the territory and the Caribbean.