Research and Funding

Office of Special Populations

Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors. Diagnosis, progression, response to treatment, caregiving, and overall quality of life may each be affected by race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status (SES), age, education, occupation, and other as yet unknown lifetime and lifestyle differences. Read more about the Office of Special Populations »

Dr. Kimberly Johnson is dedicating her career to identifying best practices among providers to increase access to hospice care for older African Americans. Her research describes inter-county variability in ethnic disparities in hospice use in North Carolina and South Carolina. She is currently working to expand her study to include a national sample of hospice organizations.

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