Susan Racine Passmore
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.