NIMHD is leading a collaborative research effort at the National Institutes of Health with several NIH Institutes and Centers to fund highly innovative and promising research that develops and evaluates simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.
Potential topic areas could include but are not limited to:
- Models to explore mechanisms and pathways of health disparities at multiple socioecological levels
- Predictive models to improve clinical care coordination and integrate patient-centered health services for minority and health disparity populations
- Simulation modeling to identify and verify the most appropriate population-specific screening or detection strategies for chronic disease prevention
- Simulation modeling to identify and verify the most appropriate population-specific evaluation and treatment strategies for chronic diseases that disproportionately affect disparity populations
- Models to inform improved multilevel and multifactorial randomized controlled, comparative effectiveness, and pragmatic intervention designs aimed at addressing health disparities
- Simulation modeling and systems science to improve implementation and dissemination of evidence-based primary care practice in rural and underserved communities
- Simulation modeling using big data and information technology for national and local disparity surveillance and monitoring
This FOA provides support for up to 4 years for research planning, execution, and follow-up activities. The research must focus on one or more minority or health disparity populations.