UC Davis Perinatal Origins of Disparities Center Wordmark

Mission Statement

The UC Davis POD Center has six parts to its mission: 

  • To understand multifactorial perinatal influences on health trajectories and disparities across the lifespan
  • To apply interdisciplinary science and technology to the challenge of eliminating health disparities in the 21st century
  • To increase the proportion of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine
  • To train the next generation of scientists to approach research using an interdisciplinary lens
  • To engage, educate, and empower families to reduce health disparities for themselves and within their communities
  • To serve as a model learning laboratory for reducing perinatal origins of disparities through innovative interventions