AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access: A Virtual Research Symposium - April 29

The first AAMC Health Equity Call for Research in 2019 granted unrestricted access to multi-year, never-before available data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access to four research teams to answer cutting-edge questions about health and health care disparities. The Consumer Survey provides demographic and contextual health information for a nationally representative sample of over 2000 respondents and is fielded twice each year; to date there have been 19 waves, starting in 2010 and continuing through 2019. Applications for the 2020 Health Equity Call for Research will open this summer. 

Join the AAMC for a virtual symposium on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET as the 2019 awardees present their preliminary research findings: 

Fayetteville State University 
Bola Ekezue, Su Dong, and Jennifer Bushelle-Edghill 
Connectivity Access and Electronic Patient Engagement in Rural Communities  

North Carolina State University and Roanoke College 
Vanessa Volpe and Kristen Schorpp 
Examining State-Level Structural Racism and Sexism as Actionable Barriers to Equitable Health Care Access and Quality  

MedStar Health Research Institute 
Derek DeLia, Jason Brown, and Daniel Wilhite 
Health Equity Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act, 2014-2018  

University of Maryland School of Public Health 
Jessica Fish, Rodman Turpin, and Bradley Boekeloo 
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Disparities and Trends in Mental Health and Health Care Access and Experiences in the United States

Bola Ekezue, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University

Bola Ekezue is an Assistant Professor at Fayetteville State University (FSU). Bola worked as a Researcher at a research consulting firm for four years before starting an academic career at FSU. She teaches health informatics and analytics courses. Her research interests include health equity and disparities, applied health information technology, and quality and safety in health care delivery. She is a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and collaborates on health strengthening and capacity building research in Africa and the Caribbean.

Jessica N. Fish, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Science, University of Maryland School of Public Health; Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation, University of Maryland Prevention Research Center

Jessica N. Fish, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Science at University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation at the University of Maryland Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families. Broadly, her work attempts to explain how sociocultural and interpersonal factors shape the development and health of sexual and gender minority youth and adults, which includes the deleterious effects of discrimination on LGBT health across the life course.

Kristen Schorpp, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Roanoke College

Dr. Kristen Schorpp is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Roanoke College. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill in 2017, and a BA in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University in 2010. Kristen’s research agenda intersects sociology and public health to examine how economic and political structures shape health inequities in the U.S. Her recent work explores the structural contributors to gender gaps in healthcare access, with the goal of better understanding the social determinants of women’s health. In addition, Kristen engages in community-centered research to identify prevention-based approaches to address the addiction crisis in Southwest Virginia.

Jason Brown, PhD, RN

Academy Health Delivery System Science Research Fellow, Medstar Health Research Institute

Dr. Jason Brown is an Academy Health Delivery System Science Research Fellow at Medstar Health Research Institute. He earned a BS in Biology from San Diego State University. He then went on to complete his BSN, MSN, and doctoral degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania as a Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation. His prior research experience includes working for 7 years as molecular biology research assistant at the Naval Health Research Center. Jason’s doctoral research focused on non-urgent emergency department utilization and uncomplicated urinary tract infection site of care choice. His current research at Medstar focuses on health services research, economic evaluation, data science, and healthcare disparities.

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