About Us

The goal of the Georgetown-Lombardi Health Disparities Initiative is to actively engage in research focused on reducing cancer disparities among the underserved and ethnic minority populations in the District of Columbia including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

Economics, social barriers to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, poor health literacy, as well as a preponderance of well-known risk factors including tobacco use, poor diets, obesity, physical inactivity and biologic or inherited differences contribute to cancer disparities.

The mission of the Initiative is to facilitate, stimulate, and promote synergy in addressing the biological and environmental basis of cancer health disparities via research, training, communication, and education.

Contact number: 202-687-5367


Welcome to Minority Health Matters, a newsletter designed to bring you the latest Office of Minority Health news and health care information affecting your community. Your health is important to us and we want you to know what you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy—today and in the future.

Our current newsletter is forthcoming.

Past newsletters: Summer 2015 |Spring 2013 | Winter 2013Spring 2011 | Summer 2010 | Winter 2009


Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research: A Community Engagement Perspective

 In this special report, we invite you to learn about our current efforts to actively engage underserved and minority populations in community based research focusing on reducing cancer disparities in the District of Columbia.




Working to Reduce Health Disparities

Georgetown Working to Reduce Health Disparities

 GEORGETOWN WORKING to REDUCE HEALTH DISPARITIES, a special supplement of Georgetown Medicine, a Georgetown University Medical Center publication.

In this special supplement, we invite you to learn how Georgetown is creating a more equal health care landscape in our own backyard and around the world. With this snapshot of our efforts, we hope you'll be inspired to learn more about the role you can play.