The Center was developed to:
The Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research and Evaluation was developed to:
- Increase the College of Health Sciences and UTEP's researchers ability to translate clinical, biomedical and behavioral health research into practical applications and adapt it to different contexts and populations.
- Increase the ability of the College of Health Sciences researchers to engage in collaborative design, implementation, and evaluation of health prevention and treatment programs with community-based organizations.
- Based on research and evaluation findings, assist profit and non-profit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies with their decision-making processes.
- Address the shortage of well-trained minority health researchers and evaluators by assembling a cadre of clinical, biomedical and behavioral scientists who will conduct research and train junior faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge health research and evaluation.
- Increase the number of externally funded grants and contracts to support UTEP's endeavor to become a nationally recognized Research University.