To reduce disparities in health, we must have a research workforce engaged and skilled in the conduct of health disparities research.

REACH Equity will contribute to that pipeline by providing career development support to early-stage investigators proposing rigorous research to develop or test interventions which address the REACH Equity Theme.

REACH Equity will provide 2-year mentored career development awards to protect at least 50% Total Professional Effort, research support, and access to all REACH Equity activities.

Given the importance of increasing the diversity of the disparities research workforce, our goal is for at least 50% of awardees to come from under-represented groups.

The career development component of this award includes REACH Equity activities, such as Health Disparities Research Curriculum, bimonthly Health Disparities Research Works-in-Progress Seminar Series, and Annual Disparities Research Colloquium.

REACH Equity scholars are invited under the Center’s “umbrella” of collaboration, fellowship, and supplemental mentorship, including regular meetings with Center faculty and interactions and support from REACH Equity Cores.

Call for applications opens July 9. Click here for details.

Core Director

Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS                                                           
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Duke University Medical Center

Review Committee Chair

David Edelman, MD 
Professor of Medicine (Gen. Internal Medicine)
Duke University Medical Center


Mentored Career Development program for Junior Faculty

  • 2-year mentored award
  • Up to $75,000 per year
  • For investigators at Instructor/Assistant Professor (or post-doc with new faculty appointment)
  • Conduct research related to REACH Equity theme
  • Participate in REACH Equity activities

For a list of our cohort, please use this link: https://sites.duke.edu/reachequity/funding-opportunities/career-development-awards-program/cda-awardees/