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Edith Kieffer, MPH, PhD More
Professor of Social Work
Specialty: Health and health care disparities; Community-based participatory research (CBPR)

Edith C. Kieffer is a Professor at the U-M School of Social Work and conducts research addressing health and health care disparities. She has extensive experience planning, conducting, and analyzing data from qualitative formative research and intervention research studies in community and health care settings, including randomized clinical trials. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches, she and collaborators have evaluated the effectiveness of Detroit-based community health worker (CHW) programs in improving the health of pregnant and postpartum women (NIH/NIDDK – Healthy Mothers on the Move) and people with, and at risk for, type 2 diabetes (NIH/NIDDK – Community Health Worker Diabetes RCT for Latinos and CDC – The REACH Detroit Partnership). These studies resulted in significant improvements in dietary behaviors, depressive symptoms, glucose control, diabetes-related distress, and other positive outcomes.

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