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Research in the HSAED Lab

Our research is multidisciplinary. We collaborate with researchers and practitioners ranging from communication scholars to endocrinologists. Our work is always evolving and expanding. Take a look at the topics below for what research we are currently focusing on in the HSAED Lab. 

Digital health equity

The meteoric rise of telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to social distance elevates the importance of addressing patient care-gaps, especially for groups already disproportionately burdened by the digital divide...

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Navigating healthcare with limited English proficiency

Over 25 million people living in the United States have limited English proficiency (LEP). As patients, they often have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English, which constrains their ability to interact effectively with the healthcare system...

Psychosocial aspects of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is more than a biological state. Psychological, social, and structural factors influence the development, maintenance, and treatment of type 2 diabetes...

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Mental health care access and benefit 

Only one in three Black or Latine adults receive the mental health care they need. This number falls to one in four among Asian adults. The causes of mental health care disparities are multifaceted, but the urgency remains the same...

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