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Meeting the diverse health care needs locally and globally

JHSON ranked #1 for total NIH funding among schools of nursing for fiscal year 2020. Research performed through our Areas of Expertise has produced several centers and initiatives that touch diverse and underserved populations, locally and globally, and focus on health disparities.


CHECC-uP is a cervical cancer intervention developed by Dr. Hae-Ra Han and a collaborative research team. The intervention promotes cervical cancer screening among minority women living with HIV.

Chicago Parent Program

Supported by research led by Dr. Deborah Gross in partnership with Rush University, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) was created to address the needs of families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds throughout the United States as part of a comprehensive prevention or treatment program to help parents of young children with or at risk for developing serious behavior problems.


Created by Dr. Phyllis Sharps, the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Intervention (DOVE) Project works with health department home visitor teams to deliver interventions that decrease the serious long-term physical health, mental health, and behavioral consequences among children who have witnessed the intimate partner violence of their mothers.

It’s weWomen Plus

Developed by Dr. Bushra Sabri, It’s weWomen Plus is a culturally informed, technology-based intervention specifically designed for immigrant women to address their health, safety and empowerment needs.

PROMOTE Research Center

Funded through a National Institutes of Health P30 grant, the PROMOTE Center was created by Dr. Sarah Szanton in 2018 to help the management of multiple chronic conditions, studying social determinants of health and proving community-driven care.

REACH Initiative

The REACH Initiative is a center within the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing established in 2015 by Dr. Jason Farley to focus on the needs of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the community of Baltimore by leading evidence-based prevention, care, and support for people living with or at risk for HIV.

Resilience Center

The Resilience Center was established by Dr. Sarah Szanton and funded in 2020 by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to serve as a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities and their caregivers.


The diversity-focused research that comes from JHSON experts is also featured frequently on our On the Pulse blog – the #1 school of nursing blog in the United States. Below are examples of just a few of our most read blogs on the topic.

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