director of MARTI-CBH and distinguished university professor in the Department
of Anthropology, reviewed funding proposals in June and October 2016 as an invited
member of the National Institutes of Health’s Health Disparities and Equity
Promotion Study Section.
Members of this
and other study sections review research and demonstration grant applications
three times a year according to the NIH review cycle. The HDEP study section reviews applications
that address health disparities, health equality, and issues related to access
to care and treatment faced by vulnerable populations. The study section is comprised of medical
doctors, biostatisticians, and public health specialists from an array of
academic disciplines. For more information, please visit the Health Disparities and
Equity Promotion Study Section website.
From 2008 to
2013, Garcia served as a member of NIH’s Community Influences on Health
Behavior Study Section. He also
has served as an ad hoc member of NIH special emphasis panels.