DEI’s institutional research centers focus on research, retention, collaboration and community.




  • Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) is a leader in health equity. Recent projects have provided multilingual COVID-19 resources and partnered with community-based organizations on providing mental health services for historically marginalized communities. They work across the state of California, in Fresno, Solano, Sonoma, Sacramento, Ventura, Alameda counties. It was established in 2005 by founding director Sergio Aguilar-Gaziola.


  • Center for Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation (TRHT) engages communities in a dialogue to build trust in healthcare. They host racial healing circles, trainings on culturally-relevant care, and advocate for inclusive care for all people. It was founded in 2022 by Mercedes Piedra.