UC Davis CTSC Health Informatics Research Data Officer Underscoring the Importance of Comprehensive Support within the Health Equity Resources and Outreach (HERO) program
In 2021 at the start of its 4th CTSA award, the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) created the Health Equity Resources & Outreach (HERO) program. The newly formed team is poised to support clinician scientists and community researchers to innovate, collaborate, and expand health equity research. The Health Informatics (HI) Research Data Officer helps to identify and link research data resources and develop researcher data fluency through a health equity lens. The poster describes how the Health Informatics Research Data Officer role aligns with the CTSC mission, HERO program goals, and the informatics’ aims of the CTSC grant. We provide an illustration of salient features and examples of early projects.