MNCCORE Disparities Forum
Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
Sarah Kesler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Minnesota Critical Care Outcomes & Research Effort (MNCCORE), UMN Center for Clinical Quality and Outcomes and Evaluation (C-QODE) and the department of surgery Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Team are sponsoring this Forum.
Different disciplines of researchers across the state operate within their own networks attacking this crisis from different angles? (e.g. Healthcare Providers, Sociologists, Public Health Researchers, Economists, etc...) As clinician-scientists, we hope to bring experts from different realms of healthcare disparities research together to leverage the different worldviews we operate within. While we work within these silos and make progress; we feel that breaking down these research silos will create opportunities to bridge gaps from the population level down to the individual patient. What: This forum would allow these different disciplines to come together and participate in a group discussion with the following objectives.
1a) Share results
→ quick presentations surrounding what we have found through our respective Investigations
1b) Share resources
→ acknowledge what data each person has available and if there are potential synergistic collaborations that may follow.
1c) Next steps
→ what investigations are needed to better inform change and ensure we have the resources at the following meeting.
→ how can we collaborate efficiently and leverage each other's strengths?