Institute and Offices of Minority Health/Health Equity at HHS

Within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there are an institute and seven offices of minority health/health equity under the authority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The institute and offices work within their agencies and across agencies to lead and coordinate activities that improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity. 


Office of the Secretary 

Rear Admiral Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, FAAP 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health 
Director, HHS Office of Minority Health 
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite 100 
Rockville, MD 20852 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 

Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD 
Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations 
540 Gaither Road, Room 2034 
Rockville, MD 20850 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  

Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH
Acting Director, Office of Health Equity 
Mail stop K-77 
4770 Buford Hwy 
Atlanta, GA 30329 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Martin Mendoza, PhD 
Director, Office of Minority Health  
7500 Security Boulevard 
Baltimore, MD 21244 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  

Christine Lee, PharmD., PhD 
Acting Associate Commissioner for Minority Health 
Acting Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity 
10903 New Hampshire Avenue  
Silver Spring, MD 20993 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  

Michelle Allender, MS, RN 
Director, Office of Health Equity 
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-70 
Rockville, MD 20857 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD 
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 800 
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  

Larke Huang, PhD  
Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) 
5600 Fishers Lane 
Rockville, MD 20857