The center is led by Professor Joseph Gaugler and will focus on identifying and disseminating promising research findings and best practices for addressing social determinants of health to support family members, friends, and other unpaid individuals who care for people living with dementia.
A study co-authored by Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman found that the in-hospital death rate of Black newborns is a third lower when they are cared for by Black physicians rather than white physicians.
Professor Jean Abraham led the study and believes that undetermined need and cost for health care during the COVID-19 pandemic will only add to the uncertainty surrounding plan choices and pricing in rural and other markets.
The study by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that nurse practitioners in rural areas have greater practice autonomy in every category that was measured.
PhD student Tongtan Chantarat is co-leading a study funded by AcademyHealth to see if the research field is improving workplace culture and dismantling structural racism.
A study by researcher JP Leider reveals that federal estimates overestimate actual public health spending by as much as two-thirds.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman is the first Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity and works to understand the racist roots of health inequities and discerns how to create more just systems going forward.
A study by researchers Stuart Grande and Jude Mikal shows that giving HIV patients choices and support are the keys to ensuring they complete treatment to prevent tuberculosis.
Associate Professor Peter Huckfeldt joined the school in 2014 and has instructed courses in health economics and maintains an active research agenda focused on the organization and payment of health care providers as well as the effects of delivery interventions targeting more vulnerable populations.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman received AcademyHealth’s Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award for her reproductive health equity research focusing on how racism creates health inequities.
Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee led a study that recommends improving COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment access, and other measures in facilities with high proportions of minorities.