Health Equity Research and Education
With a liberatory spirit, the San Fernando Valley’s HERE Center works with communities by nurturing collaborative research to improve health equity! Get Involved Today!
For members of the CSUN community seeking a progressive environment for researching health equity, the HERE Center provides resources and opportunities that promote scholarly collaboration to empower communities toward reducing health disparities. For more information check out the links below.
Important News and Events
Getting Into Research 2022
Research programs, centers, and faculty at CSUN will be invited to talk about what research they have available for CSUN students. RSVP to take advantage of this free and exciting event! Read more
For our aging loved ones: Former HERE Center Intern Gabby Nadir's road to community health
This experience motivated Nadir to pursue public health, specifically around gerontology and aging. As a public health graduate student and former HERE Center intern, Nadir’s goal is to improve the quality of life of older adults, particularly, underserved communities who may not have access to help or services. Read more
Why The Pandemic Took An Especially High Mental Health Toll On New Parents - Featuring Dr. Kacie Blackman
Dr. Kacie Blackman, one of our cluster faculty members, was recently featured on an LAist article related to parenting and mental health! Read more
The meaning behind the map: Former HERE Center Intern Melanie Mejia's journey to research
When Melanie Mejia first took a seminar in geography during her undergrad under Dr. Steven Graves, her journey into data science began.
Health and Wellbeing Among Today's Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In celebration, the HERE Center is hosting Health and Wellbeing Among Today’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities, a panel on AAPI health! Read more
Advocacy in Research: Creating a Policy Brief
Change happens when people make their voices heard. One of the ways change manifests is through creating policy briefs that can urge lawmakers to make informed decisions that shape public life. In the context of academia, students, scholars, and faculty can use see their research in action by integrating policy and advocacy into their work. Read more
Transfer Town Hall Recap
Last February 25, the Badge Project and the Transfer Student Alliance (TSA) hosted the Transfer Town Hall: Creating a Transfer Receptive Culture at CSUN. With over a hundred guests in attendance, this event marked CSUN’s first ever town hall relating to the transfer experience. Read more
From Paper to Policy: Moving Your Research to Advocacy
When it comes to research, we believe integrating policy is important in truly making a change in the community. Read more
Exploring Career Options in Public Health for Undergraduates
Susan Cohen, MPH is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences and MPH Field Placement Coordinator with 23 years' experience working in public health in both the non-profit and government sectors. She will discuss many topics of interest to students who are planning for their transition from classroom to career: Read more
National Transfer Week Event
Hi Matadors! National Transfer Student Week (October 18-22, 2021) is around the corner, and we are so excited to celebrate the transfer students we have on campus! The Badge Project and Transfer Student Alliance have a schedule full of fun events and activities so don't wait and RSVP today! The fun is doubled when you bring along your fellow classmates and friends to any of the our virtual and in-person events! Read more