Every summer, OHEI staff researchers mentor undergraduate, graduate and medical students through authentic research projects, sampled below. A few more projects run during the academic year. Some work merits presentation at professional meetings or submission to peer-reviewed journals.
Talk Health Equity
A student analyzed content and themes in more than 4,000 responses to a Michigan Medicine survey asking what the term “health equity” means. Results informed communicators how to tailor heath equity messages by audience age, race, gender, job and group affiliation.
By matching secondary data from public sources, a study identified geographical areas near University Hospital at risk of being medically underserved in various ways.
A medical student, mentored by an oncologist, tested for disparities in process and health outcomes among bladder cancer patients. The project utilized systematic chart review and logistic and hierarchical linear regression to analyze data.