Health Disparities in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Timing

Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist was the lead author of a study published in the journal Cancer Control.  He and his colleagues analyzed data about 749 men (353 black and 396 white) who were 40 to 81 years of age when they entered the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry during the years 2007 and 2008.

Women’s Health Issues Commentary: Proposed Planned Parenthood Funding Cuts Would Harm Women in Medically Underserved Communities

“Underserved communities need more healthcare providers, not fewer.” - Sara Rosenbaum, JD

Improving the Quality of Care at Hospitals that Serve Minorities

A study led by Health Policy and Management Professor and Chair Thomas LaVeist explored the association between quality of care for surgical and pneumonia patients and the racial/ethnic composition of hospitals' patients.  Published in the Journal of General and Family Medicine, the study used data from the 2012 Medicare Hospital Compare Data, the 2011 American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals, and the Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project.