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The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of stakeholders to improve health in North Carolina communities with a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration and health equity.

Upcoming Events


  • Caroline Taheri

    Many Experiences, One Passion: Meet Caroline Taheri

    by Abby Arcuri Learning about the paths that brought CHER members to the center is a great way to get to know each other. Find out more about the path of a new member, Caroline Taheri. Taheri’s journey involves one summer when she watched 98 movies in only 65 days. Then, more of her experiences … Read more

  • Jonathan Smith

    New Adventures in Health Equity and Travel: Meet Jonathan Smith

    by Abby Arcuri New members of CHER come in with various backgrounds. One new member is Jonathan Smith, an MPH student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Smith is open to new experiences. He hopes to learn ways of applying health equity in clinical practice, and he recently tried out a new water … Read more

  • Caroline Hays

    A Passion for Health Equity (and Gluten-Free Baking): Meet Caroline Hays

    by Abby Arcuri Getting to know fellow CHER members is important. Caroline Hays, a new employee, brings her skills and values to the team. Hays previously worked as a nurse, but other interests she had are what brought her to CHER. Plus, she’s a great gluten-free baker. Read about Hays’ path to CHER and her … Read more


Featured Event

Explore the program for the 2024 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week

General graphic for the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week. Navy text reads "Honoring a legacy and moving health equity forward. Join the UNC Center for Health Equity Research for research presentations, panels and more!" The dates March 18-21, 2024 are in navy. URL:

HERW will be March 18-21. Explore the program now!

You’re invited to the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week (HERW), hosted by the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER).
Join CHER for research presentations, panels and more. Help us foster collaboration, innovation and equity in the UNC School of Medicine, across Carolina’s communities and beyond. All sessions are open to the entire Carolina community and the general public. Explore the program.