Miriam Mutambudzi (Syracuse) selected as a NIMHD 2021 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar


Miriam Mutambudzi, research affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Syracuse University, was selected as a NIMHD 2021 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar.

The NIH’s National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosts the Health Disparities Research Institute, which will take place August 9-13, 2021. Its goal is to provide participants with a broad overview of the leading issues facing minority health and health disparities research and stimulate discussion of proposed research projects. Activities include lectures, seminars, interactive sessions, and small group discussions with leading scientists and NIH staff.

Dr. Mutambudzi uses longitudinal data to assess morbidity, and mortality in vulnerable populations and older adults in the U.S., UK, and Europe, specifically examining:

  • – Work related outcomes, older workers, and retirement
  • – Onset and progression of chronic diseases and functional disability
  • – Life course epidemiology and aging related health outcomes
  • – Health disparities and social determinants of health