Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has been appointed as the 2022-2023 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies.th.
Management & Policy
Fashaw-Walters earns AcademyHealth dissertation award
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth.
Parsons earns American Cancer Society researcher award
Associate Professor Helen Parsons has received a 2022 ResearcHERS™ Rising Star Award from the American Cancer Society.
Lambrecht earns Winston Scholarship
Master of Healthcare Administration student Malia Lambrecht has earned a 2022 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship from the David A. Winston Fellowship.
Study finds that growth in hospital-pharmacy contracts to distribute discounted drugs is poorly aligned with community need
Research from Associate Professor Sayeh Nikpay found that hospitals are contracting with pharmacies to offer discounted drugs through a safety-net program in areas where patients who rely on the program are less likely to reside.
Talking Black Maternal Health Week with Hardeman and Karbeah
For Black Maternal Health Week, Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and PhD candidate J’Mag Karbeah share how their work in the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity strives to create equitable access to pre- and postnatal care.
Medicaid expansion had little effect on preventing the closure of hospital obstetric services
Research from Assistant Professor Caitlin Carroll found that expansion reduced hospital closures, but only among hospitals that did not have obstetric units.
Research explores rural hospital administrators’ beliefs on offering obstetric care
The study led by Professor Katy Backes Kozhimannil found that administrators of U.S. rural hospitals providing obstetric care reported needing at least 200 annual births for safety and financial viability.
Groups experiencing homelessness or criminal justice involvement have unique substance-use treatment needs
PhD student Riley Shearer found that people in either group had higher rates of methamphetamine admission and were less likely to receive the clinically preferred treatment for opioid use.
High-quality home health agencies are “out of reach” for Medicare beneficiaries of color
The study, led by Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, shows that the inequities are most likely driven by racism, especially given that the disparities are on a neighborhood level.
SPH researchers featured in upcoming HealthAffairs special issue and symposium on racism and health
SPH faculty Rachel Hardeman, Janette Dill, and Shekinah Fashaw-Walters share their expertise and insights into how racism harms health.
Culturally-centered care increases feelings of respect, autonomy for birthing people of color
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and predoctoral trainee J’Mag Karbeah found that alternative care models centering the birthing person’s culture and community may improve their experiences and health during pregnancy.