Rural/Global Health – Improving access to care for vulnerable populations

Overview

Behavioral and social factors, along with genetic predisposition are major determinants of health and wellness. Moreover, in order to make interventions more coordinated, tailored, timely and sustainable, there will be a shift to more virtual care with less dependence on clinical care solutions. We are working to improve the health and wellness in rural communities, including global settings, by identifying opportunities (e.g., “at risk” populations), determining how to best target interventions, characterizing spread of a condition through a community, fostering technology adaption and the appropriate use of eHealth, mHealth, telehealth, and point of care diagnostics.

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