Assistant Director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity
4256B Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
Dr. Susan Passmore is a Senior Scientist & Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) Assistant Director for Community Engaged Research. Dr. Passmore arrived to UW in Fall 2018, previously serving as an Assistant Director for the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park. Dr. Passmore is lending leadership to the 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 2018, 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.
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.