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Center For Health Disparities Research

Core Investigators

 Charlene A. Pope, PhD, RN
 College of Nursing

Complete Biographical Sketch

Charlene Pope, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Adjunct Professor for the doctoral program in the School of Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Pope also serves as Associate Nurse Executive for Research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and as Core Faculty in the VA Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Pope has three areas of research interest: provider-patient communication, racial/ethnic and linguistic variations and disparities in health services, and preventive medicine in chronic disease. Dr. Pope is PI for the National Library of Medicine (NLM)-funded Carolinas Conversations Collection, a Web-based archive of recordings and transcriptions of interviews with people over 65 years of age from North and South Carolina from diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic groups speaking about health, illness, and health services. This archive will be opened to researchers for data access in 2011. She is a research project advisor on the HRSA-funded Hispanic Health Initiative at the MUSC College of Nursing (PI, Dr. Deborah Williamson).

Dr. Pope is also PI of two on-going studies at the Charleston VA: Racial Variations in Communication, Decision Making, and Diabetes funded by the VA Health Service Research & Development (HSR&D) Service and a one-year study of Communication in Heart Failure Telehealth Services funded by the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI).


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