UHC Researchers Awarded Grant to Evaluate the Role of Policy in Health Outcomes and Disparities Related to HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and Tuberculosis
May 30, 2023
Alina Schnake-Mahl, SCD, MPH, Assistant Professor, and Ana Diez Roux, MD, PHD, MPH, Director of the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative, along with researchers from The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law (CPHLR) and Stony Brook University, have been awarded a five-year, $3.89 million grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention to evaluate how policy can affect infectious disease outcomes and disparities.
“This grant will enable us to better understand the effects of laws and policies on disparities in infectious disease health outcomes,” says Dr. Schnake-Mahl, who co-leads the Urban Health Collaborative’s Policy Core, a resource group that develops relationships with Philadelphia-area stakeholders and policymakers and advises on research related to urban health policy.
“The UHC will contribute by leading the policy evaluation component of the grant and will use rigorous natural experiment and quasi-experimental designs to estimate the effects of policies and laws on chronic disease disparities."