Dr. Natalie Achong, Brown Executive Master in Leadership (EMHL) 2016, is presenting this week at the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly (Philadelphia) on her EMHL experience working with Brown’s leading faculty and cohort members to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in postpartum care and readmissions in Connecticut hospitals, the subject of her EMHL Critical Challenge Project (CCP).
Reflecting the breakthrough nature of her research, Dr. Achong’s final CCP presentation was attended by Brown University President Paxson. Her research sparked a first of its kind conference, The 2015 Connecticut State Medical Society Health Disparities Summit on Hospital Readmissions, and was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Achong also presented her findings at the 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.
When asked how the EMHL program supported her work, Dr. Achong responded,
“I would have done this research regardless of EMHL, but work-shopping my research through the multi-disciplinary curriculum and with my outstanding colleagues from across the healthcare landscape maximized the exposure and impact that my work achieved.”
You can read more about Dr. Achong’s work:
- Dr. Natalie Achong, EMHL ’16, Presents on IHI’s First Health Equity Track
- Brown President attends EMHL ’16 CCP on Racial and Ethnic Disparities