The Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) ERC has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2017 and was recently renewed for another five years. This renewal will allow the research center to continue its important work in developing new technologies and health systems that can make a difference in the lives of underserved populations.
PATHS-UP is a partnership between Texas A&M University, the University of California at Los Angeles, Rice University, and Florida International University. All four schools work with underserved communities in rural and urban areas of their states, with Texas A&M as the lead university. The goal of the research center is to develop innovative technologies that will improve healthcare delivery to underserved populations while also reducing socioeconomic disparities in health outcomes.