Discrimination in Diagnosis and Treatment? Evidence from the Emergency Department

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Proposal Description:

Although many factors contribute to racial health disparities in the US, the role of the medical institution itself has not been rigorously identified. Stanford Medical School’s Professor Marcella Alsan and I aim to identify the role of racial discrimination on health by leveraging a setting where patients are randomly assigned to doctors, the emergency departments (ED) of a large hospital network in a diverse urban area of the U.S. The role of the research assistant would be to analyze the generalizeability of our setting, by comparing our focal hospital to hospitals nationwide on quality of care measures using graphical and statistical analysis.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have strong STATA skills, including graphing capabilities. 

Award:: 
William McGrew '18
Project Type: 
Tobin RA