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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Applying Novel Analytic Methods to Address the Impact of Race on Patient-Provider Communication
Principal Investigator:

Somnath Saha

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $17,782
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Evidence from VA and non-VA settings demonstrates widespread racial disparities in healthcare delivery. Our prior work suggests that providers with higher levels of “cultural competence” (CC) deliver more equitable care. But how CC translates into better care is unclear. We will use data from our current project, “Opening the Black Box of Cultural Competence” (aka Black Box), in which we are analyzing communication content from audio recorded primary care visits. We will complement t...

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