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Our Research

We build upon decades of research on the organization and use of health services, including health care disparities. Research in this area has revealed health care disparities to be largely generated or amplified by interactions with the health care system.

Our work moves beyond work surrounding patient and physician influences on decision making to the broader macro influences.

Latest Research

Presentation

2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, National Harbor, MD

Marceau LD, McKinlay JB, Piccolo RS NERI presented five posters at the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, in National Harbor, Maryland, from December 17-19, 2012.

Presentation

Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012, London, UK

McKinlay JB, Piccolo RS, Marceau LD NERI presented three posters at the Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting in London, on September 13, 2012.

Topical Issue

Does Limited Health Literacy Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Control?

Piccolo RS NERI researchers used preliminary data from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) III Survey to examine the role of limited health literacy on type 2 diabetes control.
Heretic's Corner
10/4/2011 - Posted by NERI Upstream
For example, how useful is it to encourage households in poverty (experiencing food insecurity) to consume more costly “healthful” diets (lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruit). The examples are endless............