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Nov. 30: Health disparities

Rush’s Crystal Glover to speak in Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series

Crystal Glover of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) will speak in the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the atrium of the STAR Health Sciences Complex on South College Avenue.

Her lecture is titled “Health Disparities and Cultural Competency: The Power of the Patient Perspective and the Role of Practitioners in Patient Care.” Pre-registration is requested.

Glover is a health disparities researcher and mixed-methodologist with RADC and an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. She joined Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2013 and, subsequently, joined the RADC in 2016.

Glover’s areas of interest include health disparities; intersectionality as a conceptual framework and methodology; social cognitive processes such as attitudes, beliefs and related behaviors; and mixed-methods research.

Her current research focuses on understanding patient decision-making regarding organ donation within disparities populations and patient perceptions of healthy aging among minorities.

Glover recently co-authored a paper in Health Affairs evaluating strategies for reducing health disparities by focusing on various social determinants of health.

Another recent publication identifies and discusses characteristics of Illinois Medicaid patients who continue to visit the emergency department after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

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