Health Equity Scholars for Action

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Francisco A Tomei Torres

Jun 2, 2021, 1:58:58 PMJun 2

The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for HES4A, the individual applicant must:

  • Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines. The term “systematically marginalized” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or similar factors. Eligible individuals include, but are not limited to:
    • Individuals from ethnically and racially minoritized groups underrepresented in research disciplines
    • First-generation college graduates
    • People for whom English is not a native language 
    • People from low-income communities 
    • LGBTQ+ individuals
    • Individuals with disabilities


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