In Fall 2018 CCHE announced its inaugural group of Health Equity Research Fellows. This class of Fellows was established to raise the visibility of health equity scholarship at UW-Madison, expand our research portfolio, and support new interdisciplinary research collaborations on campus.
All six Fellows presented their research at Health Equity Research Seminars this Spring which were attended by CCHE faculty and staff as well as our AHEAD scholars. Looking ahead, we anticipate Fellows and Scholars presenting to broader audiences of stakeholders located on and off campus.
- Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN
Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi shared her research journey and work on clinical care delivery and health disparities among people living with and at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. She was joined for Q&A by panelists Mel Freitag, Amy Kind, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, and Betty Kaiser. See pictures from the February 19 seminar (& All of Us special event)
- Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Westergaard presented his work on ‘Addressing Health Disparities in the Opioid Crisis: What can we learn from the HIV epidemic.’ See pictures from the February 27 seminar
- Yang Sao Xiong, PhD
Dr. Xiong shared his research on ‘Poverty, Race & Health: Hmong American Health Disparities.’ See pictures from the March 13 seminar
- Jennifer Weiss, MD
Dr. Weiss discussed her research project on identifying effective strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening in rural communities. See pictures from the April 10 seminar
- Kara Hoppe, DO
Dr. Hoppe shared on the public health impact of her work with blood pressure management in postpartum hypertension. See pictures from the April 23 seminar
- Olufunmilola Abraham, PhD, BPharm
Dr. Abraham presented her work on Engaging Teens in Conversations about Medicines: A Game-Based Approach. See pictures from the May 14 seminar