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National Institutes of Health

Office for Special Populations (OSP)


As congressionally mandated: 1) Develops and coordinates research policies and programs to assure increased emphasis on the mental health needs of women and minority populations; (2) supports programs of basic and applied social and behavioral research on the mental health problems of women and minorities; (3) studies the effects of discrimination on institutions and individuals, including majority institutions and individuals; (4) supports and develops research designed to eliminate institutional discrimination; and (5) provides increased emphasis on the concerns of women and minority populations in the Institute's training, service delivery, and research programs.


Robert A. Mays Jr., Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office for Special Populations (OSP)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8129, MSC 9659, Bethesda, MD 20892-9659

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