The WHRN was comprised of six funded research institutions and one funded coordinating center.


WHRN Members

1. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD. The Institute for Health and Productivity Studies. This center focuses on research related to the health and productivity cost burden of certain health risk factors and common disease conditions, and the impact that innovative health, safety and productivity management programs have on medical, safety, and productivity-related outcomes.

2. New York UniversityCity University of New York

New York, NY. NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center. This center focuses integrating evidence-based interventions into community-clinical approaches to reduce cardiovascular disease disparities in New York City, with a particular emphasis on ethnically diverse and immigrant communities.

3. University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL. Center for Prevention Research and DevelopmentThis Center focuses its efforts on reducing disparities in health and safety among workers, with a special emphasis on improving access to health promotion opportunities for underserved workers: those who lack information or resources for promoting and protecting their health and safety in their personal lives and at work. Together with community and business partners throughout Illinois, the Center develops and translates research findings into effective, sustainable policies and practices, focusing on cross-cutting interventions and strategies (e.g., aligning interests of employers, employees, and other stakeholders, using peer groups and pooled or public resource) in various worksite settings, sectors, and sizes.

4. University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN. Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center. This center focuses on the best practices for providing adolescents with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives and is dedicated to learning and implementing ways to reduce health disparities that exist among Minnesota’s young people.

5. University of Washington

Seattle, WA. Health Promotion Research Center. This center conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities.

6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*

Chapel Hill, NC. UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. This center focuses reducing health disparities through an emphasis on community-based participatory research to ensure that the community is involved in every stage of research.

* UNC-Chapel Hill was home both to a WHRN network collaborating center and the network’s coordinating center.