The Role of Patient and Provider Race in Health Disparities

Faculty Sponsor(s): 
Ebonya Washington

Project Description(s):

Professor Washington is recruiting one Fellow to work with her and her co-authors on the following projects:

Although many factors contribute to racial health disparities in the US, the role of the medical institution itself has not been rigorously identified. Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD and I aim to identify the role of provider/patient racial concordance on health by leveraging a setting where patients are randomly assigned to doctors, the emergency departments (ED) of a large hospital network. The RA will assist us in cleaning data, running analyses, preparing presentations, writing literature reviews and other tasks.

While my plan is for the RA to work primarily on the health disparities project, the RA will need to be flexible. Regardless of work on health disparities, the RA will have the opportunity to support other projects in my research agenda on race and political economy and to support research on minority career trajectories for my work as co-chair of the Committee of the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have strong STATA skills, be a creative problem solver, be extremely careful and have an ability to work independently. Please send an example of your STATA code with your application. Please include in your cover letter a discussion of a job in which you had to be particularly detail oriented.

Special Application Instructions:

None.

Sponsor Name: 
Washington