Health Disparities

  • February 1, 2022

    A new study led by Dr. Alicia Hong, professor of Health Administration and Policy, suggests that American participation in clinical trials remains low and a significant disparity exists. People who have used eHealth tools are more likely to participate in clinical trials, and doctors who practice patient-centered communication can facilitate such participation.

  • January 7, 2022

    CHHS welcomes Dr. Jeah Jung to the Health Administration and Policy faculty. Jung brings research expertise in health economics, health policy, and health disparities.

  • Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:04

    George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services has joined the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network to collaborate on translational research whose goal is to improve health outcomes. The network is a collaboration between universities and diverse, community-based health care delivery systems in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:32

    CHHS faculty Lawrence J. Cheskin, Alison Cuellar, and Matthew Rossheim have received a Mason Summer Impact Grant to study COVID-19's impact on underrepresented/under-resourced George Mason University undergraduate students and their peers.

  • Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:23

    Experts in Their Field Shed Light on the Disparities of Infectious Disease Transmission in Rural and Urban Areas with Application to Virginia

  • Wed, 06/24/2020 - 08:33

    Dr. Marti Kubik has an 18-year history of extramural-funded research with a focus on youth and families and low-income and minority populations. Nationally recognized in the field of childhood obesity prevention, Dr. Kubik’s work has advanced understanding of the school food environment, contributing to school nutrition policy at state, national and international levels. Other research examined the role of school nursing in obesity prevention. New work piloted a trauma-informed, resilience-based multi-level intervention to reduce violence among urban youth. She has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a past standing member of the NIH Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section.

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 19:27

    Katherine (“Kat”) Scafide is a tenured Associate Professor, forensic nurse and scientist in the School of Nursing. Her research primarily focuses on advancing equity in the medical identification and forensic documentation of injuries, particularly for patients of color, through innovative use of technology. She has received several federal awards to support these efforts.