Health Disparities

Tobacco-related disparities have been defined as “differences in patterns, prevention, and treatment of tobacco use; the risk, incidence, morbidity, and burden of tobacco related illness that exists among specific population groups in the United States; and related differences in capacity and infrastructure, access to resources, and environmental exposure” (NIH National Conference on Tobacco and Health Disparities Summary Report, 2005). The tobacco and health disparities portfolio includes grants that focus on tobacco etiology, prevention, cessation, policy, tobacco industry documents research, environmental tobacco smoke, survey development, genetics, and capacity and infrastructure. Health disparities foci include race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, rural geography, gender, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender).

Active Grants

Health Disparities Research – Active Grants

Health Disparities Resources: Funding Mechanisms

Research Project Grant PA-13-302
NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research PAR-14-007
NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program PAR-13-146

Funding Opportunities

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Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Health Disparities Research


National Conference on Tobacco and Health Disparities Summary Report (PDF, 255 KB) (April 2005)
Nicotine & Tobacco Research Supplement: Menthol Cigarettes-Setting the Research Agenda (February 2004)
Menthol Cigarettes: Setting the Research Agenda Executive Summary (September 2003)


Stephanie Land, Ph.D.