Takeuchi Speaks on Health Equity Panel at NIH Conference

BC's Takeuchi (left) and Northwestern University's Clyde Yancy, the chief of the school's Division of Cardiology, speak at the NIH conference.

NIH panelists BC’s Takeuchi (left) and Northwestern University’s Clyde Yancy, the chief of the school’s Division of Cardiology.

Associate Dean of Research and Dorothy Book Scholar David Takeuchi participated on a plenary panel at the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation. Takeuchi was joined by academics focused on public health, physicians, and non-profit executives for a conversation on health equity.

The group discussed how policy makers and program staff can work more effectively within diverse communities to develop prevention programs and health services that better serve residents.

The event was hosted by the NIH and AcademyHealth and co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and Veterans Affairs (VA).

According to AcademyHealth, the conference brought together “researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for disseminating the findings and implementation of research to key stakeholders…”

Takeuchi is often asked to speak at events of international significance; he currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program. His own research focuses on the social, structural, and cultural contexts that are associated with different health outcomes, especially among racial and ethnic minorities. He also examines the use of health services in different communities.

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