Health Services Research (HSR) has published a special issue, “Methodological Considerations for Measuring Health Care Disparities,”  that highlights challenges in measuring health care disparities and explores innovative approaches to address these challenges from diverse disciplinary perspectives. The issue was jointly organized by the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program and the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research of the Cambridge Health Alliance, with funding from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. AcademyHealth Board of Directors Members Margarita Alegria, Ph.D., and Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Ph.D., along with individual member John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., served as guest editors. The following work by AcademyHealth members is featured in this special issue: Measuring Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Methods and Practical Issues Thomas G. McGuire Integrating Multiple Social Statuses in Health Disparities Research: The Case of Lung Cancer Jennifer S. Haas and John Z. Ayanian Elucidating the Role of Place in Health Care Disparities: The Example of Racial/Ethnic Residential Segregation Jennifer S. Haas The Validity of Race and Ethnicity in Enrollment Data for Medicare Beneficiaries John Z. Ayanian The Impact of Insurance Coverage in Diminishing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Behavioral Health Services Margarita Alegria Lessons from the Use of Vignettes in the Study of Mental Health Service Disparities Margarita Alegria A Systematic Review of Community-Based Participatory Research to Enhance Clinical Trials in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups Karen Hacker   HSR is an official journal of AcademyHealth.  

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