Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management
PhD, Health Services Research, Brown University
MSPH, Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Providing quality care for all means dismantling structural inequities and providing equitable high-quality care for the most marginalized. As a health services researcher, my program of research focuses on understanding the inequities in aging while elucidating and explicitly naming racism as a fundamental determinant of health inequities within long-term care. I conduct research focused on both nursing homes and home- and community-based services and my work is inspired and guided by my commitment to anti-racist work that moves beyond the classroom.
Structural Racism; Social Determinants of Health; Health Equity; Long-Term Services and Supports; Home- and Community-based Care; Access to Care; Quality of Care; Colorblind and Color Conscious Health Policies.