Center For Health Disparities Research
Brittany Smalls is a predoctoral scholar at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She attained a B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston and earned a Masters in Health Services from Strayer University. Her focus is health outcomes research and she has done research within the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology focusing on patients with systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She began her studies as a doctoral student in 2011 in MUSC’s Health and Rehabilitation Science program. As a doctoral student she has focused her research on Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and how sociocultural, psychosocial, and other environmental factors impact health outcomes of those with T2DM. Her plans for research include chronic illness, health inequalities, health outcomes, vulnerable populations, and social determinants of health.