DC Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities

Reducing Child Health Disparities

Children of color in Washington, DC-Baltimore area are among the most disadvantaged in the nation. The DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities is a collaborative project between Howard University Department of Pediatrics & Child Health and Children's National Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Renee Jenkins (Howard University) and Dr. Nazrat Mirza (Children's National Medical Center) and Dr. Tina Cheng (Johns Hopkins University) serve as Principal Investigators for the Center. The Center was funded from 2002 to present by a federal grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Institutional Partners

Calendar of Events

Race and Child Health Webinar Recording available here

New AAP Recommendations

See our Center's Principal Investigator, Dr. Renee Jenkins speak about the new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics which recommend that, during routine checkups, physicians also screen children for signs of poverty.  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/pediatric-guidelines-now-urge-holistic-health-and-wellbeing-checks/


Research reported in this website is supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20MD000198. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.