HERE Center

HERE Center

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

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Getting Into Research Flyer

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

August 31, 2022

Gaby Nadir

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

August 8, 2022

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

June 5, 2022

Melanie Mejia

When Melanie Mejia first took a seminar in geography during her undergrad under Dr. Steven Graves, her journey into data science began.

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Health and Wellbeing Among Today's Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

AAPI research panel

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Advocacy in Research

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

March 25, 2022

Transfer Hall Event Flyer

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

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

from Policy to Privacy

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

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Exploring Career Options in Public Health for Undergraduates  flyer

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

October 11, 2021

Transfer Student Week Event Calendar

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