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Lauren Powell Granted Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Office of Health Disparities Research

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Lauren PowellLauren Powell, a PhD Candidate in the CPHR program, will serve as a Visiting Fellow at the Office of Health Disparities Research at The Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale, AZ campus in February 2016. She will gain practical experience and build upon her current dissertation work by exploring how to reduce health disparities through improving research literacy in the Phoenix African-American community. The concept of research literacy was developed in the work she's done with her mentor, Dr. Stephenie Lemon and the Community Engagement Core of the Center for Health Equity Intervention Research. At Mayo Clinic, she will be working with Drs. Scott Leischow and Kenneth Poole of the Department of Research on Health Equity & Community Health, to create and facilitate a workshop on explaining the principles of research and research participation for parishioners in Phoenix-area African-American churches.