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The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S.

NICHD R01 - February 5, 2022

NICHD areas of interest for thie FOA include, but are not limited to : 

  • Work and educational, occupational, and/or life course pathways contributing to health disparities,
  • The impact of employment on health outcomes for persons with intellectual, developmental, learning, physical and psychological disabilities,
  • Variation in state employment policies on health outcomes,
  • The physical location of work and ease of getting to service providers, whether of direct health care or facilitators of healthy behaviors (e.g., grocery stores and gyms),
  • Labor market change (e.g., growth/dissolution of occupations/industries, changes in certification/education requirements) and associated occupational exposures with health, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes,
  • Consequences of bias and discrimination in workplace policies (e.g., differential hiring, salary and promotion practices) on health, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes,
  • Job-related exposures (e.g., essential and frontline workers during the COVID19 pandemic, high risk/stress occupations, shift work, etc.) and their impact on child health, reproductive health, and pregnancy outcomes.


Deadline : Standard R01 deadlines, beginning on February 5, 2022

See the announcement for complete information

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