Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD(Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics) earned her PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and spent much of her career in the federal government (CDC, DHHS). She joined the UM in 2007. Her research focuses on the intersection of epidemiology and health policy to address Latino health. She has ~55 publications and is a recognized leader in health disparities research, especially in working with community organizations. She has developed cultural competency and health disparities curricula for various health professional groups. She has mentored a number of undergraduate and graduate students on health disparities projects. For the past 5 yrs, she mentored undergraduate students in health disparities at the UM School of Medicine. She has mentored 1 UM STAR. Trainees working with her could help develop and administer health survey questionnaires, evaluate cultural competency curricula, summarize previously-collected data, and evaluate new strategies for enhancing cultural competency.

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