The Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC) conducts collaborative research, provides mentorship to junior investigators and fosters community partnerships to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities in New York. The center is a collaboration between Weill Cornell Medicine, the Hunter College School of Nursing, the City University of New York, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, and the Center for Healthful Behavior Change at the NYU School of Medicine.