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Health Equity - Featured Research

NINR-supported researchers explore and address some of the most important challenges affecting the health of the American people. The highlights below feature research accomplishments from the community of NINR-supported scientists across the United States.

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Motivated by her work as a trauma nurse, Dr. Sara Jacoby’s NINR-funded dissertation used ethnography to explore the experience and perceptions of Black patients with traumatic injuries.
University of Michigan’s Dr. Hsieh discusses her NINR-supported research on firearm injury prevention among Asian Americans and the potential of nursing research to address health inequities in firearm injury.
Firmly grounded in the belief that health outcomes must be contextualized, Dr. Hudson Santos is exploring whether a community-driven intervention that addresses social determinants of health can improve obesity-related outcomes among immigrant Latina mothers and their children.
The United States is facing a maternal health crisis, yet few interventions successfully address the racial disparities that drive maternal health outcomes. In her NINR-funded research, Dr. Madelyne Greene is exploring whether a nurse-led prenatal care coordination intervention has the potential to meaningfully reduce these disparities.
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is often used to understand community perspectives and address challenging issues including health inequities caused by structural racism. Much of the existing literature emphasizes relationships and synergy between academic researchers and community partners rather than structural components of CBPR.
Researchers explored the association between return to work and mental health outcomes in Black men living and recovering from serious traumatic injuries in Philadelphia. The study, funded in part by NINR, found that men who did not return to work after a serious traumatic injury had almost three times the odds of poor mental health when compared to men who did return to work.

The CAPABLE program aims to remove barriers and empower low-income older adults to live in the place of their choice as they age.