Health Disparities Research Works In Progress Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Health Disparities Research Works in Progress (RWIP) is a seminar series that occurs on the first and third Mondays of each month from September 21, 2020 – June 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m (with some exceptions, see below for current schedule). These interactive seminars and workshops feature talks from junior and senior faculty investigators about current research and projects in development. The seminars include opportunities for questions and feedback from attendees. Please refer to the table below for information about presenters and topics. To subscribe or unsubscribe to our listserv:

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seminars are being offered through Zoom until further notice. The Zoom link is available to listserv subscribers. Please contact Tia Mitchell ( or Cheryl Miller ( with questions.

September 21, 2020Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD
Associate Professor
Population Health Sciences
We don’t care what you know until you show us that you care: Characterizing access to healthcare among Black, Hispanic and White cancer survivorsZoom
October 5, 2020Hanzhang Xu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
A patient-centered approach to address racial/ethnic disparities in pathways to dementia diagnosisZoom
October 19, 2020Terry Hyslop, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Director, Duke Cancer Institute Biostatistics
A preliminary analysis of disparities during COVID-19 outbreak in New York CityZoom
November 2, 2020Nosa Osazuwa-Peters, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Head & Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Disparities in suicidal outcomes among cancer survivorsZoom
November 16, 2020Dinushika Mohottige, MD
Medical Instructor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Improving equity in access to kidney transplants among African AmericansZoom
December 7, 2020Victoria Parente, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Racial and ethnic disparities in clinician-caregiver communication during inpatient pediatric family-centered roundsZoom
December 21, 2020No Seminar - Winter Break
January 4, 2021Alison Weidner, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Improving patient and provider engagement and communication via a mobile appZoom
January 25, 2021TBATBAZoom
February 1, 2021Paul Robbins, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
Parental involvement in NCAA athletes’ Sickle Cell trait screening decisions: Understanding group differencesZoom
February 15, 2020Ranee Chatterjee, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
March 1, 2021TBATBAZoom
March 15, 2020Lisa McElroy, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Abdominal Transplant
Living donor kidney transplant: Establishing the phenotype of an equitable programZoom
April 5, 2021Allison Stafford, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Patient, family, and provider perspectives on Latina adolescents' engagement in depression treatmentZoom
April 19, 2021TBATBA
May 3, 2021TBATBAZoom
May 17, 2021TBATBAZoom
June 7, 2021TBATBAZoom
June 21, 2021Year in ReviewZoom