The University of Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program (UF HDRIP) was launched in May, 2010 as a university-wide program based in the College of Medicine. The program was initiated by President Bernie Machen, Dr. Winfred Phillips (VP of Research), Dean Michael Good (College of Medicine), and Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker (Richard and Thelma O. C. Barney Term Professor of Health Disparities, College of Medicine). Dr. Tucker is also the Florida Blue Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research, and serves as Director of the UF HDRIP.