University of California, San Francisco
Understanding how structural racism influence’s goal concordance around end-of-life care in older Black adults
The objective of this project is to understand how structural racism influences the receipt of goal-aligned, quality end-of-life care in older Black adults and to develop an education program for palliative care clinicians on the impact of structural racism in palliative care. To achieve this objective, I will employ community-based participatory research methods (CBPR) in conjunction with semi-structured in-depth interviews at multiple levels of the health care systems.
“My vision is to become a public intellectual and thought leader bringing critical social scientific perspectives and critique into my study of race and class inequities in palliative care. Only by understanding the complexity of the society within which we operate and the levers for change at multiple levels, will we be able to begin addressing the enduring legacy of racism and inequality in this county through interventions and broadly based policy changes across all social sectors.”