Assistant Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity
2112 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
Dr. Susan Passmore is a Senior Scientist & CCHE Assistant Director for Community Engaged Research. Previously serving as an Assistant Director with the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park, Dr. Passmore’s portfolio includes building community engaged infrastructure for CCHE including contributing to engagement activities occurring within our All of Us precision medicine program and working across our CTSA to advance community-academic partnerships. In Spring 2019, she led a train-the-trainer workshop for 12 UW faculty and staff on a curriculum she co-developed at M-CHE, Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers. Dr. Passmore is also involved in the developing Neighborhood Health Partnerships program.
As an anthropologist, Dr. Passmore is passionate about building capacity for the connections that are a fundamental to the pursuit of health equity. Dr. Passmore’s scholarship centers around the use of qualitative and mixed method research to explore ways to incorporate the principles of community based, participatory methods.
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 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