Fifteen projects have been chosen for UW’s Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative, funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
Designed to support research to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequalities, the initiative aims to identify actionable pathways for reducing inequalities on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, economic standing, language, minority status, country of origin, and/or immigration status.
Four projects funded by the initiative involve CDHA affiliates:
- “Doctor-Patient Communication and Shared Decision Making with High-Risk Patients,” Molly Carnes, co-investigator
- “Impacts of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Intergenerational Health Mobility,” Yang Wang, principal investigator, and Katie Jajtner, co-principal investigator
- “The Foundational Inequality—Race Differences in Equal Opportunity in the United States,” Jason Fletcher, principal investigator, Eric Grodsky, co-principal investigator, and Katie Jajtner, co-investigator
- “Understanding and Reducing Inequalities During the COVID-19 Crisis,” Christine Durrance, principal investigator