Maura Dugan is a Research Associate that supports a number of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantmaking programs. She supports programmatic and grantmaking activities for “Health Data for Action,” “Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems,” “Community Research for Health Equity”, and "Engaging Businesses for Health." These research portfolios aim to generate evidence to make the U.S. health care system more equitable and responsive to people’s goals and needs. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Maura worked as a Research Assistant at The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health where she investigated racial disparities in pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes, including postpartum weight retention, cardiometabolic risk, and the interplay of contextual, environmental, behavioral and psychosocial factors. Maura graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Public Health and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at George Washington University.
Effective social determinants of health programming requires flexibility, agility, and a continuous improvement mindset to transition to whole-person care.
RWJF’s Health Data for Action Program, managed by AcademyHealth, awards 14 new studies on topics ranging from chronic and complex conditions, paying for care, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
In this fourth post in a series on building trust and mutual respect in health care, Maura Dugan highlights insights from researchers examining the relationship between patient and provider.
In this second post in a series on building trust and mutual respect in health care, Maura Dugan highlights insights from researchers examining the relationship between technology and trust.