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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Danetta H. Sloan, PhD, MSW, MA

Scholar, 2022

Dr. Danetta Sloan is a Social Work Scientist who has a passion for improving   health care equity for aging Black Americans. Trained as an oncology social   work, Dr. Sloan completed a 10-year tenure as a palliative and hospice care   social worker.

   Dr. Sloan is currently on faculty in the Department of Health, Behavior and   Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Her work   uses participatory methodologies to partner with the Black church and faith   community to strengthen community capacity and early access to palliative   care for those who experience life limiting illness.

   With a long-term goal of building an evidence-based palliative care model   to implement and test with those who experience dementia, Dr. Sloan has   received funding through the National Institute of Aging, National Institute   on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Hopkins Center for Health   Disparities Solutions, and the Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar   Program. These mechanisms of support funded foundational research to guide   development of a dementia care model to serve and promote the health and   wellbeing of under-resourced communities.  This previous work leads to   development of a product for pragmatic clinical trial testing, and career   evolution as a expert in the intersection of dementia and palliative care.

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