Susan Passmore
Assistant Research Professor, Health Policy and Management
Other Affiliations: Center for Health Equity
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health
Phone: (301) 405-8221 |
Biography

Susan Racine Passmore, PhD is Assistant Research Professor with the Department of Health Services and the Maryland Center for Health Equity.  Dr. Passmore is a medical anthropologist with much experience in qualitative data collection and analysis on a range of health disparities.  She has worked extensively with vulnerable populations including Latinos, African Americans and immigrant groups.  Through the Center for Health Equity, Dr. Passmore has served as Project Director on several NIH grants for the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE), School of Public Health, University of Maryland.   These include “Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers” (7RC2MD004766, Quinn and Thomas Joint PI); Research Center for Excellence in Minority Health Disparities (RCEMHD) (PG60MD000207, Thomas & Quinn  Joint PI); and the Center of Excellence on Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities Research (P20MD006737, Thomas & Quinn  Joint PI). Prior to joining the University of Maryland, College Park Dr. Passmore's work includes research on  breast cancer, COPD, colorectal cancer and eye health working with faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. She has also worked to understand the needs of aging populations along the US/Mexican border in a previous position with the University of Texas at El Paso.