VA OFFICE OF HEALTH EQUITY CALL FOR PAPERS
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with the VHA Office of Health Equity, calls for papers that focus on improving the understanding of the root causes of health and health care disparities or on reducing or eliminating such disparities among vulnerable Veteran populations and patients treated within the VA Healthcare System. Instructions for authors and specific guidelines are on the AJPH website. CHERP Director Michael Fine, MD, MSC and Co-Director Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, are two of the guest editors of the special issue.
CHERP's Sonya Borrero Receives SGIM's 2013 Women's Health Oral Abstract Award
Sonya Borrero, MD, MS, CHERP Investigator, received the Women’s Health Oral Abstract Award from The Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) for her presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting: "Contraceptive adherence among women Veterans: Differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply.” Each year, panels of SGIM member volunteers conduct peer reviews and determine the award recipients.
Dr. Borrero is a staff physician at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines gender and racial disparities in health care, with a focus on reproductive health care. Dr. Borrero is interested in understanding how patient-level and provider/system-level factors contribute to health care disparities. Her VA-funded studies include Evaluating the VA's Assessment of Military Sexual Trauma in Veterans and Equity and Quality of Contraceptive Care in the VA.