A research lab dedicated to understanding Latino disparities and equity in primary care
Featured Lab Projects
Congratulations to Jorge Kaufmann for his newsworthy research. This study is the first to show that patterns of clinic and ED acute-care use differ for non-Hispanic Black and Spanish-preferring Latine children when compared with non-Hispanic White peers. Non-Hispanic Black children had lower use of clinics, whereas Spanish-preferring Latine children had higher use, including for acute exacerbations. These patterns of clinic use were accompanied by higher ED use among Black children. Ensuring adequate care in clinics may be important in mitigating disparities in asthma outcomes.
Congratulations Cassandra Kasten-Arias (MS3) for first place in the student poster presentation session for the Oregon Pediatric Society Annual Conference. Your work on the BACKGROUND project has been a tremendous contribution. We are proud of you and can't wait to see more of your important work in the future.
Drs. Marino and Heintzman offer a special communication that elaborates on how primary care research can help clarify health inequity in the United States. They provide what is known on this topic and where more research is needed.