- e-health, health care delivery, insurance, poverty, social determinants of health, underserved & vulnerable, urban health
Dr. Zickuhr is investigating how medical education materials might contribute to healthcare disparities. She found that published images of patients with lupus tend to have fairer skin tones, even though the disease predominates in patients with skin of color. In a subsequent study, health care providers self reported decreased confidence diagnosing rashes in patients with lupus and skin of color. Dr. Zickuhr hopes to create educational interventions to build clinicians’ skillset and help address this disparity.
The Rheumatology Research Foundation of the American College of Rheumatology has granted the Clinician Scholar Educator (CSE) Award to Dr. Zickuhr. The award identifies best practices for telemedicine and the development of curriculum that teaches providers how to implement them.