U of M , Mayo Win $19.4 Million Grant to Study Heart Health Disparities

Center will address heart disease in Minnesota’s communities of color.
“We are looking at cardiovascular disease, hypertension and obesity as chronic diseases that disproportionately affect BIPOC communities,” said Dr. Michele Allen, an associate professor at the U Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine. “We are trying to understand as one of those key drivers is racism at multiple levels and how it plays out in the development of chronic diseases and outcomes.”
Star Tribune 10/19/2021