Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health

unm_hs_treecenter_horizontal_rgb.pngThe Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health is among twelve research centers of excellence funded by the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities.

The TREE Center cultivates the collective passion and responsibility among local state, tribal and national stakeholders to create opportunities for transformative impact to:

  1. Improve behavioral health equity among diverse communities;
  2. Nurture community/academic ways of knowing; and
  3. Prepare the next generation for conducting transdisciplinary multi-level intervention research.

TREE Center members standing outside holding hands in a circleOur TREE Center is designed to optimize interdependent cooperation and linkages across center investigators, trainees and a larger Community of Practice for Systems and Policy change comprised of university and community partners.

The TREE Center is committed to testing solutions for advancing behavioral health equity in New Mexico and the southwest region. The TREE Center has 3 complementary cores (Administrative, Investigator DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and Dissemination), 2 community-engaged research projects (zero teen suicide and immigrant well-being) and 3 annual pilot projects.

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