Welcome!

The Health Disparities and Cultural Identities (HDCI) Lab is housed in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. Using interdisciplinary approaches, our research brings attention to the ways psychological and sociocultural factors affect health outcomes in diverse adolescent through adult populations. We have examined such issues as intimate partner violence, sexually transmitted infections (e.g. HPV, HIV/ AIDS), and sexual messaging in popular culture. The ultimate goal of our research is to contribute to the reduction of health disparities.

Interested in joining our research lab?

If you are interested in the areas of health disparities, identity development, or popular cultures you may want to consider working the HDCI lab. Working in the HDCI lab gives students a hands on opportunity to see what “doing research” is all about. You will be part of the research team and will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of research processes. More importantly, it can play a pivotal role in

preparation for graduate school, and research or academic careers.
Each year the HDCI lab selects a limited number of undergraduate students to work on our various research projects. If this sounds like something you would like to do, take a moment to read our informational brochure or submit an application via the links provided on our Students page.

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