Our members represent disciplines across campus.
Welcome to SDSU HealthLINK
Funded by a 5-year $10 million endowment from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, SDSU HealthLINK is a multi-college effort that is helping SDSU, and its auxiliary SDSU Research Foundation, build their infrastructure to support population health and health disparities research.
The mission of SDSU HealthLINK is to Leverage Infrastructure, Networks, and Knowledge to promote this research. We will accomplish this mission by
- supporting technological innovations in data collection and intervention delivery, including the use of big data and wireless sensors;
- supporting technology and programming personnel to develop the next generation of tools for population health and health disparities research; and
- investing in faculty, post-doctoral fellows, students, and community partners by training in this research using a team science approach – intersecting the disciplines of health and human sciences, engineering, and computer sciences.
Who We Are
Our PIs and members represent various disciplines across campus, including investigators and project managers engaged in population health and health disparities research, investigators involved in computational and engineering sciences, and individuals with expertise in instructional technology and information sciences. We share a common goal of building the evidence to reduce health disparities.
Principal Investigators (pdf)
SDSU HealthLINK members are kept informed about resources that will become available over the next few years to support their research, including access to shared IT resources. Among resources that have become available to-date, and which members can access without cost, are Qualtrics and REDCap for data collection and management.
SDSU HealthLINK intends to award two $4,000 mini-grants to support grant application submissions. We seek to fund the submission of grant applications that are consistent with SDSU HealthLINK’s aims and that will be submitted before March 31, 2018.
This opportunity is open to SDSU faculty members, research scientists and postdoctoral fellows who are members of SDSU HealthLINK.
Apply Today! Applications for SDSU HealthLINK’s Grant Application Submission Support funds are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017.
Interested in Becoming a Member?
SDSU HealthLINK Membership involves a number of potential benefits including receiving information about new SDSU resources to support your population health and health disparities (PHHD) research, invitations to networking and research development events we intend to host, the opportunity to serve on our Internal Advisory Committee which plays a key role in determining how the Endowment’s funds should be used, be featured on our web and social media sites, and other activities we organize as we develop our plan for the funds.
As a member, you will be asked to provide yearly updates on your research activities related to PHHD so that we can include them in our progress report to NIMHD. In addition, we will seek your participation in beta testing as we develop innovative tools in data collection and intervention
SDSU HealthLINK In the News
- http://www.pbs.org/video/2365785355/ (frame 06:05)
Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of our mission to Leverage Infrastructure, Networks, and Knowledge to promote population health and reduce health disparities.
Guadalupe (Suchi) X. Ayala, PhD, MPH
Mariaelena (Elena) Concha
9245 Sky Park Court. Ste. 221, San Diego, CA. 92123