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Dr. Nina Sperber
Dr. Nina Sperber and team use lessons learned from the Campaign for Inclusive Care—a program that integrates veterans’ families in the home-clinic continuum—to help define a national caregiver strategy. Read more in the June issue of Health Affairs.
Dr. Courtney Van Houtven
Using complexity science to find the "gold standard" in team-based care, Dr. Courtney Van Houtven and team look at improving team connections, information flow, and the inclusion of diverse perspectives. Read more in the June issue of Health Affairs.
Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju
With an interest in the social determinants of ovarian cancer treatment and survival disparities among black and white women, Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju’s NIH R01 research grant will identify and quantify multiple healthcare access dimensions contributing to...

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Everything in human experience, from factors we can change such as our neighborhood to factors we cannot such as our ancestors, can influence health.

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