The Research Program of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) aims to become a leader in health equity research, utilizing the resources of the faculty and staff of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and collaborative partners. The Research Program will advance the conduct of population-impact health research (also known as T4 research), focusing on broad-based, sustainable outcomes that influence health policy in underserved populations. These aims will be achieved by:
Collaborating with partners within and external to the medical center to conduct research focused on factors underlying minority health and healthcare disparities and interventions aimed at reducing disparities;
Serving as a resource for research development, including planning, conducting, and evaluation of projects led by MACHE-affiliated faculty and collaborators;
Serving as a resource for ensuring that, conceptually and methodologically, research projects are relevant to the populations to which they are targeted and that the products of research are meaningful and useful to the people served;
Disseminating research findings that impact health disparities within the medical center and to local and national communities impacted by that research; and
Advocating for related evidence-based health policy.