Program Description: 

Bring your own beverage, lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Carletta Rhodes at

In this panel discussion, faculty from the Qualitative Research Consultation Service will present topics in qualitative inquiry that explore novel ways of engaging participants in research. Through creative research methods in the social sciences, they will discuss approaches that move beyond the standard qualitative regimen of focus groups and interviews.

    Target audience: 

    Allied Health Care Professionals

    Learning objectives: 


    • Identify ways to make research engaging and transferable for hard to reach communities
    • Discuss the importance of seeing through the ‘native point of view’ and the implications for health and methods design.
    • Identify ways to apply geographic and spatial methods and analysis in health-related research
    • Discuss how narrative inquiry is an approach to critically examine and understand experiences of health and illness.
    Faculty & credentials: 

    Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD

    Presenters: Katinka Hooyer, PhD; Mai See Thao, PhD; Staci Young, PhD.

    Katinka Hooyer, PhD, is a medical anthropologist who focuses on humanistic interventions for Veterans with post-traumatic stress and moral injury. As a community-engaged scholar, she uses performative art to translate research and share social science knowledge with students, the public, and the communities she works with. She is an assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine at MCW and works in the Center for Healthy Communities and Research.

    Mai See Thao, PhD is a medical anthropologist with expertise in qualitative research methods in ethnography in healthcare settings, focus groups, and in-depth interviews. She has conducted community-based research methods since 2011 with a focus on community-based research design, data collection, analysis, and write up of results. Her research interests are type II diabetes, chronic disease management, chronic care, immigrant/refugee communities, and historical trauma. Dr. Thao’s ongoing research, since 2009, is on health disparities within the Hmong community.


    Staci Young, PhD, is a medical sociologist with expertise in qualitative methods and community-based health care delivery. Her skill set is in developing and conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups, narrative inquiry, and ethnographic fieldwork. She has background in mixed methods study design, data analysis, and dissemination of results to various audiences. Her research examines the structural causes of health disparities and the effects on traditionally vulnerable populations. Her current work focuses on health care delivery among free and charitable clinics, the effects of racism and residential segregation on cancer survivorship, and exposure to violence and housing access for women in street-based sex work.

    All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


    Melissa DeNomie
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-8867

    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.

    Session date: 
    10/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
    The Medical College of Wisconsin
    8701 Watertown Plank Road
    Hub A1015/A1035
    WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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