Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
My research examines the individual, cultural, social, and structural factors that affect self-care behaviors and access to and use of health care services in the U.S. In the three years, I have worked with leaders of the African diaspora community and immigrants serving governmental and community-based organizations in Greater Philadelphia to explore socio-cultural factors influencing self-care among African immigrants living with chronic illness. Currently, I am exploring the social determinants of health—key factors that influence health and well-being, health care access, and health outcomes in vulnerable and marginalized populations. In addition, I am examining how these factors influence resource use (e.g., rehospitalization) among persons living with multiple chronic conditions with his mentor, Dr. Mary Naylor.
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