Houston Matters

New UH Institute to Address Community Health Disparities

The University of Houston has made a commitment to launch an institute focused on something called HEALTH – Helping Everyone Achieve a LifeTime of Health. The purpose is to improve public health — bringing together scientists and doctors to help specifically in communities that are often disenfranchised, marginalized or under-served. We learn more from Ezemenari […]

Ezemenari Obasi is the director of the University of Houston's HEALTH Research Institute. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe University of Houston has made a commitment to launch an institute focused on something called HEALTH – Helping Everyone Achieve a LifeTime of Health. The purpose is to improve public health — bringing together scientists and doctors to help specifically in communities that are often disenfranchised, marginalized or under-served.

We learn more from Ezemenari Obasi, director of the HEALTH Research Institute at the University of Houston.

(Above: Ezemenari Obasi is the director of the University of Houston’s HEALTH Research Institute. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

Share

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

More Information