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A research paper co-authored by student and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been named as the most influential research related to health care disparities in 2014. The interdisciplinary team, many of whom are geographers, are looking to develop novel and innovative approaches to reduce health disparities and improve access to healthcare services. One aspect of the project was the use of Photovoice, giving Hispanic youth the opportunity to reveal the everyday realities of their neighborhoods through photographs highlighting the factors they believe affect community health. It is exciting to see the work of geographers and the spatial perspective gaining recognition in the public health research arena.

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