My interests integrate survey research methods with substantive areas of underserved populations and women's health. The overarching theme in my research is to better understand the individual, social, and environmental barriers and facilitators to health and well-being among individuals who have traditionally experienced disparities in health status and access to high quality health care. My current work is increasingly focused on recruitment approaches for hard-to-reach populations and the role of social networks in health care decisions.
I received my Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, with a concentration in quantitative methods and gerontology. I was appointed to the faculty in the Brown University Department of Community Health in 1997 after completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University.
MELISSA CLARK, PHD, MS
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