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Health Policy: Home

A libguide for the CDU community and community partners to engage in and learn about health policy research.

Who We Are

The Health Services Research and Policy Pillar aims to analyze, share, and develop policies that are consistent with the Charles R. Drew University mission especially those promoting health equity and social justice. The pillar functions to support these and the broader “CDU Advantage” aims and is the precursor to a Health Services Research and Policy Center at CDU that will examine how the plans, decisions, and actions affecting health care delivery impact the health of communities. Additionally, the Pillar serves as a bridge across other Institute Pillars, CDU Colleges, and external partners to support the integration of health and wellness.

Current Projects

  • COVID-19 Simulation and Modeling
  • TC3 - Cardiovascular Care
  • Morehouse 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and the African American Church Community
  • Rise Up! Zambia

Meet The Team

Roberto Vargas, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean, Health Policy and Inter-Professional Education, College of Medicine
Director, Health Services Research and Policy Core, Urban Health Institute
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dr. Vargas’s professional interests combine health services research, clinical care, and community collaborative partnerships towards the design, implementation, and testing of interventions to promote equal access to quality health care and to reduce health disparities.

From Left to Right: Sweta Tiwari, Paul Parrett, Roberto Vargas, Monika Scherer, Nithershini Narayanan