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Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London. She is a hospitalist, sociologist, and ethicist who draws from diverse qualitative research methods including empirical bioethics, sociology, community-based participatory research, and human centered design to improve health equity and quality of palliative and end-of-life care. She is a Global Atlantic Fellow, and recipients of a NIA Beeson Leadership Award and Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award to pursue research using community-based participatory research to understand how structural racism across the life course influences the quality of end-of-life care in older Black adults. She is also the Principal Investigator for a comparative ethnography on the influence of institutional cultures and policies on end-of-life care and is employing that ethnographic data to mitigate burdensome end-of-life care in older adults with advanced dementia using human centered design.
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