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Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

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Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

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Bridging the Gap is a portfolio of initiatives designed to strengthen health and mental health research capacity as Latina/o scholars establish action-based collaborations with various Latina/o communities.

Given Texas has a large and growing Latina/o population, it is critical to promote the adoption of behavioral, social, and other public health evidence-based interventions to reduce Latino health disparities. 

The goal of Bridging the Gap is turning knowledge into action, producing generalizable knowledge, and scaling up of research.

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Implementation Science

Implementation science training prepares researchers to apply theories, models, and frameworks designed to reduce the time between knowledge gained in academia and how that knowledge is used to address inequities inhealth.

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Hispanic Serving Institution Mentoring Program at UT

A new initiative for early career scholars. 

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Puerto Rico Scholars Program

This initiative supports early career faculty whose research focus is on the health and wellbeing of Puerto Ricans in the U.S  and on the island, applying social determinants of health and life-course perspectives.

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"Bridging the Gap is an initiative to bring us closer, share experiences, and have a support group"

Dr. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Area Director for Research

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210 W. 24th Street
GWB 2.102, F9200
Austin, TX 78712

Phone: 512-232-2264
Fax: 512-471-9639
Email: lri@austin.utexas.edu