Deep and Wide: The Voyage to Discover Local and Global Health Equity
Dr. Cooper’s research program examines the effectiveness of multilevel strategies for advancing health equity in the United States and Sub Saharan Africa. She has conducted observational studies to describe attitudinal barriers to equitable health status and health care among patients from diverse racial and ethnic groups, and to elucidate mechanisms, such as the quality of social relationships, for racial and socioeconomic disparities in health status and healthcare. She has also led several clinical trials, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), testing innovative interventions targeting physicians’ communication skills, patients’ self-management skills, and healthcare organizations’ ability to address patients’ needs. Currently, she directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity where she and her team work with stakeholders from healthcare and communities in the US and Africa to implement rigorous clinical trials, identifying interventions that alleviate racial and income disparities in social determinants and health outcomes. The Center also provides training to a new generation of scholars.
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