Value Institute Spring Symposium 2015 – “Eliminating Health Care Disparities”

Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., MSc and Lisa Cooper, M.D., MPH discuss the critical topic of eliminating health care disparities.

Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also Vice President, Healthcare Equity, for Johns Hopkins Medicine. A board-certified general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Dr. Cooper is an internationally recognized expert on the effectiveness of patient-centered interventions for improving health outcomes and overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.

Dr. Corbie-Smith is Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine at the School of Medicine, and nationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding involvement of minorities in research. She directs the Program on Health Disparities at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been a member of several national and regional committees including Institute of Medicine committees examining the ethical issues of involving minority communities and underserved groups in housing-related research and on standards for systematic reviews in comparative effective research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, has focused on the methodological, ethical, and practical issues faced by mandated inclusion of minorities in research and the need for this research to address racial disparities in health.