About SIRC

Our Mission

To generate use-inspired knowledge and interventions on social and cultural determinants of health in partnership with communities of the Southwest to prevent, reduce and eliminate health disparities.


  • High-quality evidence-based research, innovation and new scientific knowledge
  • Hard work in our efforts to achieve health equity
  • Our community partners and community-based participatory research
  • SIRC’s history, strong sense of mission and loyalty to our organization and to one another
  • Diversity, collaboration, and inclusivity

Research Agenda

  • Adapt, implement, and test culturally-grounded health behavior interventions for adolescents and their families
  • Improve health outcomes and achieve health equity for Mexican American, American Indian, African American and Asian American communities of the Southwestern United States
  • Examine the role of social determinants of health—including cultural processes—in the creation, reduction
  • and elimination of health disparities
  • Translate and disseminate research findings into sustainable community and system level changes

Our Location: 

Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) 
School of Social Work 
Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions - Arizona State University 
201 North Central Avenue, 33rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Phone: 602-496-0700 
Fax: 602-496-0496