Position title: Senior Associate Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity
Phone: (608) 265-9429
2112 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
Susan Racine Passmore, PhD, is Senior Scientist & CCHE Senior Associate Director for Community Engaged Research. She brings to this role significant experience in community engaged research, health equity and the promotion of research equity. Dr Passmore leads the UW Building Trust (BT) Initiative, a research support component of UW ICTR, designed to build the capacity of both researchers and members of underrepresented communities to work together. As a cultural anthropologist and mixed methods researcher, Dr Passmore’s scholarly work focuses upon the social construction of trust and the practical application of this knowledge to create innovative approaches for building researcher “trustworthiness.” This is the foundation of a recently awarded R21 from National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI 1 R21 MD015130), Feasibility of an Innovative Method to Understand the Dynamics of Choice and Create Diversity in Genomics Research among Older African Americans as well as a supplement award from the National Institute on Aging (P30AG062715-02S1), Maximizing Components of Trustworthiness in the Decision to Participate Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Research Involving Lumbar Puncture.
Dr Passmore’s work also includes study of innovative approaches to community engagement. Her work with Dr Stephen B Thomas in Black barbershops and salons is the subject of a chapter in Meredith Minkler’s 4th edition of Community Organization and Community Building for Health and Welfare. Other community engagement work includes service-based approaches and the use of human-centered design to support adoption of health interventions.
Dr Passmore received the 2022 ACTS Award for Contributing to the Diversity and Inclusiveness of the Translational Workforce. **Video**
Castro, A., S. Esmond, T. Jackson, S. Passmore, and S. Pérez Torres. Building Sustainable Organizational and Community Capacity for Research Partnerships: A Decade of Experience. 2021.
Castro, A., Esmond, S., Perez, S., Scott, C., Jackson, T., & Passmore, S.R. (2021). Building Sustainable Organizational and Community Capacity for Research Partnerships: A Decade of Experience. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 15(4), 553-560. doi:10.1353/cpr.2021.0045.Read more Document
Passmore, S., D. Farrar-Edwards, C. Sorkness, S. Esmond, and A. Brasier. Training Needs of Investigators and Research Team Members to Improve Inclusivity in Clinical and Translational Research participation. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-5, 2020.
Passmore SR, Jamison AM, Hancock GR, Abdelwadoud M, Mullins CD, Rogers TB, Thomas SB: “I’m a Little More Trusting”: Components of Trustworthiness in the Decision to Participate in Genomics Research for African Americans. Public Health Genomics 2020. doi: 10.1159/000505271Read more Document
Passmore, S. R., Jamison, A. M., Abdelwadoud, M., Rogers, T. B., Wiggan, M., Mullins, D. C., & Thomas, S. B. (2021). Use of a Qualitative Story Deck to Create Scenarios and Uncover Factors Associated with African American Participation in Genomics Research. Field Methods. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X20982089Read more Document
Passmore, S. R., Casper, E., Olgin, J. E., Maguire, C., Marcus, G. M., Pletcher, M. J., & Thomas, S. B. (2019). Setting and motivation in the decision to participate: An approach to the engagement of diverse samples in mobile research. Contemporary clinical trials communications, 16, 100428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100428Read more Document
Passmore SR, Williams-Parry KF, Casper E and Thomas SB. Message Received: African American Women and Breast Cancer Screening. Health Promotion Practice. 2017. 18(5):726-733.Read more Document
Passmore SR, Fryer CS, Butler J, Garza MA, Thomas SB, & Quinn SC. Building a “Deep Fund of Good Will”: Reframing Research Engagement. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2016. 27(1): 722-740.Read more Document
Fryer C, Passmore SR, Maietta RC, Petrizzelli J, Casper E, Brown NA, Butler J, Garza M, Thomas SB, & Quinn SC. The Symbolic Value and Limitation of Racial Concordance in Research Engagement. Qualitative Health Research. 2016. 26(6) 830-841.Read more Document