Meet our Health Equity Research Initiative awardees

Last fall, we invited researchers studying the impact of health disparities in the U.S. to apply for our Health Equity Research initiative. This initiative, which was started by Fitbit in 2021, provides researchers with resources and technologies to advance their work — including Fitbit devices and services, Google Cloud credits, Fitabase support and funding.

Here’s the 2023 awardees and their work which will impact LGBTQ+, Black, Latino and Alaskan Natives communities, as well as marginalized birthing parents and marginalized groups experiencing intimate partner violence.

Through this initiative, these researchers are looking at new ways to use wearable devices to mitigate health disparities, scale existing health equity research methods with technology, and apply data to accelerate health equity impact.