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Danielle Maestas

Sociology PhD Student

Danielle Maestas is a first-year PhD student and a member of the Northeastern University Public Evaluation Lab (NU-PEL), a research collaboration of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research (IHESJR) and the Institute on Race and Justice (IRJ). Danielle received her MA in Sociology from the University of Colorado Denver, and her BA in Sociology from the University of New Mexico. She has worked as a research assistant and qualitative analyst on clinical and translational research projects in the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Core at the Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine. Danielle’s current research interests include using mixed methods to examine how healthcare interactions and patient-provider relationships influence chronic disease management, health outcomes, and patient illness experiences, specifically among those with metabolic diseases.

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Areas of Research: Health disparities, healthcare institutions, medicalization, chronic disease management, culture, and mixed methods.

Faculty Advisor: Tiffany Joseph

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