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Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships Page

Our Center offered year-long fellowships in cardiovascular health disparities available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing during the funding of our CPHHD grant. Aspects of the fellowship program included:

  • Health Disparities and Health Inequality Certificate Program in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (for students enrolled with degree programs)
  • Monthly Disparities Seminar Series through the Johns Hopkins Health Disparities Consortium
  • Community-based Participatory Research Graduate Seminar or eight-week course
  • Monthly Cardiovascular Disparities Curriculum sessions.

Fellows were assigned senior faculty mentors and received $5,000 in funds to conduct individual research projects.  Training support provided mentoring in five core research areas:

  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Health Disparities
  • Community-Based Participatory Research

Fellows also have access to several datasets from established sources to use for their own investigations. You can see the list here along with a listing of faculty familiar with the dataset and how it has been used in other research.

Past fellows have been involved in diverse projects. Publications and presentations that our fellows have to their credit are:

  • Handy C, Ma S, Block L, De La Torre D, Langley A, Cook B. Identifying patient, community and program specific barriers to free specialty care utilization by uninsured patients in East Baltimore. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 2013; 24(2):688-96.
  • Block L, Ma S, Emerson M, Langley A, De La Torre D, Noronha G. Does access to comprehensive outpatient care alter patterns of emergency department utilization among uninsured patients in East Baltimore? Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2013; 4(2): 143-7.
  • Block L, Ma S, Emerson M, Langley A, De La Torre D. The Access Partnership: A model to improve access to specialty care for the uninsured? Oral presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine national meeting, 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gudzune KA, Huizinga MM, Beach MC, Cooper LA. Obese patients overestimate physicians’ attitudes of respect. Patient Educ Couns 2012; 88:23-8. PMID: 22240006.
  • Gudzune KA, Beach MC, Cooper LA. Physician communication behaviors differ by BMI. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, October 16, 2011 in Chicago, IL.


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