An Intercultural Curriculum for Resident Physicians

The Health Disparities Research Concentration is “tailor-made” to your specific department and residency program needs in collaboration with identified member(s) of your faculty that have already developed their careers in this respective area.


Through in-person group meetings and online assignments, the learner should be able to:

•Identify a LLU faculty member to collaborate on a health disparity research project
•Develop a research question and testable hypothesis relevant to health disparities
•Identify psychometrically validated assessment instruments to be employed with diverse populations
•Obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval
•Apply analytic methods relevant to the study of health disparities
•Present health disparities research findings to the group and ideally at a professional conference


•Health disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender, and social economic status are pervasive in the United States and particularly in our local region of San Bernardino County.
•Learners will be introduced to research approaches designed to better understand the underlying causes of health disparities (e.g. social structural, cultural, psychological, and behavioral) as well as intervention frameworks aimed at reducing health disparities.
•In collaboration with a LLU faculty member and with mentorship from the instructor, learners will develop and implement a health disparities research project.