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Mission and Vision

The mission of the Latino Health Disparities Research (LAHDR) is to foster interdisciplinary research and training through the dissemination of health behavior change interventions among Hispanics on the US-Mexico border to promote improved health outcomes. LAHDR will contribute to the University of Texas at El Paso’s mission of conducting interdisciplinary research in health and social sciences and vision of becoming a Tier 1 research institution. The vision of LAHDR is to become a focal point for interdisciplinary research on health behavior change at the University of Texas at El Paso. The primary mission of LAHDR is to promote research and training by utilizing brief interventions based on motivational interviewing in medical settings to promote healthy behavior change among Hispanics. 

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About the Region

El Paso is located at the western tip of Texas, where Texas, New Mexico and Old Mexico meet. It is the largest international metroplex in the world and seamlessly blends cultures and traditions: from the historic Old West to the colors of Mexico, from the heritage of Native Americans to the beauty of our desert sun. El Paso has long been discovered. Since the early days when Spanish Conquistadors arrived at the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, to today, with the millions of visitors who come here on a yearly basis.

Learn more by visiting http://visitelpaso.com/


About UTEP

Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, UTEP is unique among research institutions.

Nearly 23,400 students are enrolled at UTEP, and that number continues to increase each year. UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been nationally recognized for their commitment to student success. A degree from UTEP is also a great value because the University has the lowest out-of-pocket cost of all public research institutions in the nation.

UTEP has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine for a third consecutive year among Stanford, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley as one of the top 10 universities in the nation. The magazine recognized UTEP for its strong impact on the students served, cutting edge research and success in encouraging students to give back to their communities. For improving the future prospects of its student population, the magazine ranked UTEP #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities for the fourth consecutive year in the subcategory of social mobility.

With more than $90 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic – a designation that boosts the region’s economy and quality of life, while offering a wealth of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn more by visiting www.utep.edu


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