The Role of Patient and Provider Race in Health Disparities

Faculty Member: 

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. Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD and I aim to identify the role of provider/patient racial concordance on health by leveraging a setting where patients are randomly assigned to doctors, the emergency departments (ED) of a large hospital network. The RA will assist us in cleaning data, running analyses, preparing presentations, writing literature reviews and other tasks.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have strong STATA skills, be a creative problem solver, be extremely careful and have an ability to work independently. Please send an example of your STATA code with your application. Please include in your cover letter a discussion of a job in which you had to be particularly detail oriented.

Project Type: 
Economics Predoctoral RA
Project Type Year: 
2018 Economics Predoctoral Projects