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.

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
Potassium and its potential role in health disparitiesZoom
March 1, 2021Rushina Cholera, MD
Medical Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
Identifying and mitigating social drivers of health to improve child health equityZoom
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, 2021Crystal Tyson, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Diet in African-Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease
May 3, 2021Keri Seymour, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Racial and ethnic disparities in food security and bariatric surgeryZoom
May 17, 2021Theresa Williamson, MD
Medical Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
Communication differences in critical decision-making in severe TBIZoom
June 7, 2021Tyson Brown, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Director, Center on Health and Society
Who gets sick and why? How racial inequality gets under the skin Zoom
June 21, 2021Year in ReviewZoom