ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
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At this roundtable discussion, Academic Fellows in Primary Care Research discuss and reimagine community medicine as health and healing in their community-engaged and disciplinary work. Our fellows come from the fields of nursing, medical anthropology, geography, medical sociology, and public health. Together, they explore: 1) How they practice community medicine, health, ad healing work as interdisciplinary scholars? 2) What are the important contributions of their disciplines to academic medicine? 3) What have they learned through their transdisciplinary interactions, and how these interactions inform their practice.
Allied Health Care Professionals
After this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the contributions of interdisciplinary health and social science fields to family and community medicine
- Understand the benefits of transdisciplinary interaction across fields
- Gain greater insight on the fields of nursing, medical anthropology, geography, medical sociology, and public health
Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD
Dr. Mai See Thao received her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Thao’s research interests are on chronic disease, chronic disease management, and historical trauma in immigrant and refugee communities. She has extensive years of experience conducting community-based participatory research. Currently in her fellowship in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, she has built intentional relationships with the Hmong community and working on capacity building with Hmong community members to conduct participatory action research that intervenes in Hmong health disparities.
Naya Jones holds a PhD in Geography in the Environment from the University of Texas at Austin. She combines arts-based methods, mind/body practices, and geography for primary care research. Her current community-based research at MCW focuses on African-American holistic health care seeking, emotional geographies, and gentrification in Milwaukee. Her broad research interests include geographies of healing, food, and trauma, with an emphasis on Black communities in the United States and Latin America (African-American and Afro-Latinx/o). Naya is also a long-time meditation facilitator trained in trauma-informed yoga therapy. She is a Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Rachel Cusatis, PhD - Department of Medicine is a Sociologist interested in social and environmental factors impacting health disparities. Her current work focuses on the intersection of social determinants of health, patterns in time use, and survey questionnaire design for inquiring about and understanding individual and population health behaviors and outcomes.
Rachel Cusatis, PhD, MA – Department of Medicine is a Sociologist interested in social and environmental factors impacting health disparities. Her current work focuses on the intersection of social determinants of health, patterns in time use, and survey questionnaire design for inquiring about and understanding individual and population health behaviors and outcomes.
Jamila Kwarteng, PhD has a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where she examined the social patterning of racial and gender discrimination among Black and White women in the Young Women’s Health History study. Dr. Kwarteng’s research focuses on understanding social factors related to persistent health inequities in minority and economically disadvantaged populations. Her primary aim for the fellowship is to conduct intervention research in collaboration with community-engaged projects that focus on weight loss and cancer survivorship.
Martin Mikell, PhD, RN, CEN received his PhD in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017. His research interests are in physical activity among Latinos, as well as understanding factors that contribute to health-promoting behaviors within communities. He has previous experience conducting qualitative research with a focus on Latino immigrant perceptions of health. As a doctoral student, he was accepted into a research fellowship funded by the Veterans Administration, Office of Academic Affairs, which fueled his interest in policy.
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