SCCS researchers are committed to exploring the causes of health disparities
- Dr. William Blot, Principal Investigator, SCCS
SCCS Research in the News
1/2018: Rising obesity rates in South leading to rapid increase in diabetes
1/2018: Study finds higher death rates in poor neighborhoods
1/2018: Heart failure risk predicted by communities, not wealth
3/2017: Role for mouth microbes in diabetes?
7/2016: NIH launches largest-ever study of breast cancer genetics in black women
3/2016: Cancer prevention and poverty
6/2015: Healthy Diet May Reduce Mortality In Low Income Populations
3/2015: VU study finds peanut consumption is associated with decreased total mortality and mortality from cardiovascular diseases
6/2014: Low selenium and lung cancer
4/2013: Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities
3/2011: Cancer Center study snuffs out menthol myths
Watch an Interview with SCCS Principal Investigator Dr. William Blot
Since 2005, SCCS researchers have published more than 100 journal articles on risk factors for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases.
The SCCS is conducted by a collaborative team of scientists at Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, and the International Epidemiology Institute.
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