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The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity (formerly known as the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities) was established in 2010 with a program project grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI/NIH). We promote equity in health and healthcare for socially at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, educating and training scholars, engaging and partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and advocating for changes in clinical practice and policy.

The Center is led by Dr. Lisa Cooper, James F. Fries Professor of Medicine and the University’s 25th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor.

mission and vision

Mission & Vision

We practice values that are critical to achieving health equity: trustworthiness, respect, collaboration, integrity, innovation, rigor, and social justice.


Our People

Our People

We have approximately 40 core faculty and 20 staff, and our experience spans upwards of 30 years of innovative research and practice.


Our impact

Our Impact

We address health disparities through evidence-based interventions and partner with health systems and communities, changing practices and policies to improve population health.