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Health Justice Informatics Lab at the University of Michigan
Directed by Dr. Megan Threats, PhD, MSLIS, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

Our Mission

The Health Justice Informatics Lab at the University of Michigan is dedicated to using community-based informatics methods to detect, understand, and reduce health, information and technology inequities among marginalized communities. We strive to build equitable partnerships with community members and institutional partners to co-create information tools, interventions, resources, and programs that improve the health and well-being of marginalized communities. 

Research Priorities

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Investigating structural and social determinants of health and information inequities. 

Examining experiences of and resistance to systems of oppression, including: racism, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, and classism.

Identifying the health information and technology practices of community members.

Develop community-informed interventions, resources and programs to mitigate the impacts of health and information inequities.

Research Sponsors

Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
University of Michigan National Center for Instititonal Diversity
UCLA School of Law Williams Institute
CIRA at Yale University
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