Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Disparities in presentation, care, severity, and disability for neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s have been identified in U.S. minority populations. Addressing health disparities becomes critical when considering the cost and burden on society of unequal care and treatment of what will be more than 50% of our society by 2060.

The program builds on the following unique resources at Wake Forest University:

  • Neuroscience Program
  • Clinical and Population Translational Science Coursework
  • Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

The program will include coursework, a thesis research project, mentoring, and career development. The product of this program will be a solid foundation in Neuroscience, Epidemiology and Biostatistics training and hands-on, practical research projects. Another goal is to interest students in a career choice in health disparity and to develop a love of neuroscience and understanding neurological disorders to motivate students to consider moving onto PhD and MD programs and careers addressing these important issues.


Wake Forest University is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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