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The Health of Diverse Populations RIG (HDPRIG) provides an opportunity for nurses engaged in research, practice, policy development, administration, education, and theory development in the rapidly expanding focal areas of cultural diversity and marginalized populations to come together for scholarly exchange. The focal areas of interest include an emphasis on race, ethnicity, health disparities, gender, socioeconomic class, spiritual preferences, immigration, international nursing, and/or how cultural influences impact the provision of health care.

The HDPRIG provides forums enabling interdisciplinary collaboration through a variety of mechanisms, including online networking and an annual conference, to produce and disseminate reports of research that is in progress or has been completed. The HDPRS seeks to improve knowledge and health through research discoveries that are translated into practical applications.

Who Should Join?

Any MNRS members interested in networking and collaborating with other researchers engaged in research focusing on the health of diverse populations.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • The ultimate goal of this RIG is to improve the health and well-being of marginalized and vulnerable populations. The section recognizes excellence at various stages of research careers with annual awards including Outstanding Dissertations, New Investigators, and Senior Researchers.

3 Year Goals

  • Continue to offer the following current awards: New Investigator, Mid-career Investigator Award, Senior Investigator, Dissertation Award, DNP Award, and Certificate of Appreciation/Acknowledgment of Students.
  • Submit a proposal to host a Competitive Research Symposium at the 2018 annual conference
  • Host a Guaranteed Research Symposium at the 2019 annual conference.
  • Submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop for the 2020 annual conference.

2017-2018 RIG Contacts

Chair  Timiya Nolan


Kathy Wright

Karina Strange
Past Chair

Said Abusalem

Fawwaz Alaloul

Grant Rep

Fawwaz Alaloul


Recent Activities/Highlights

Awards: The Midwest Nursing Research Society Dissertation Research Grants at $2,500 each awarded to Ann Stanton, BSN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mothers' Mental Health After Release from Incarceration

Poster Discussions: 13 posters
Symposia and Papers: 5 presentations
Poster Sessions: 12 posters

RIG Awards or Recognition:

Health of Diverse Populations RIG Mid-Career Investigator Award Fawwaz Alaloul, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

New Investigator Award Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC

2017-2018 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens:  August 1, 2017

Closes: November 10, 2017

New Investigator Award (Description)
Mid-Career Investigator Award (Description)
Senior Investigator Award (Description)
Dissertation Award (Description)
DNP Award (Description)
Certificate of Appreciation/Ackowledgement of Students (Description)

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

Click here to view the minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Health of Diverse Populations LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

Click here to access member only group content