The second of a series of articles in Psychological Science Agenda (PSA) featuring conversations with federal science leaders spotlights the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) director, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD. The goal of the series is to provide an in-depth look at federally funded psychological research.

NIMHD is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In the interview, Pérez-Stable describes the institute’s accomplishments and highlights new initiatives to enhance population health. He also addresses health inequities, community-based research, suicide among Black youth, and increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce.

The October edition of PSA highlighted National Institute on Aging director Richard Hodes, MD. The December edition will feature the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development led by Diana Bianchi, MD.

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