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Theresa Coles, PhD
Dr. Coles received a new FDA grant that will evaluate the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), a patient-reported outcome measure. Men and women...
Dr. Matt Dupre
With new funding from the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Dupre will study the social determinants of health, access to care, and 30-day readmission in...
Virginia Wang, PhD
In JAMA, Virginia Wang, PhD, and team comment on rates of kidney transplantation across dialysis providers and report some startling results. But new policies...
Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju
Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD wants to understand and address the complex factors preventing access to front-line ovarian cancer treatment, especially among Black women...

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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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