The Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research announced recipients of the 2020 Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research Award. The award supports projects aimed at innovative solutions to address health disparities and engage patients and communities in research studies. Awardees receive as much as $50,000 in direct costs for study expenses for one year.
Sikander Ailawadhi, M.D. (HEMO '14), "Understanding the Challenges, Behavioral Patterns and Preferences Toward Participation in Clinical Trials in Minority Patient Populations"
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Florida
LaPrincess Brewer, M.D. (CV '16), "Patient-Provider-Community Health Worker Integrated Care Model: Use of an Innovative Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Hypertension Among African Americans"
Division of Preventive Cardiology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rozalina McCoy, M.D. (CI '11, I '12, CI '14, CTSA '15, ENDO '15), "Community Paramedicine Program to Improve Diabetes Care Quality, Equity and Outcomes in Southeast Minnesota"
Division of Community Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Yanshan Wang, Ph.D. (HSR '16), "Developing Artificial Intelligence Models to Automatically Identify Social Determinants of Health Among Minority Populations from the Electronic Health Records and to Provide Implications for Health Equity"
Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic in Rochester