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Application: Black Health Inequities Experiential Fellowship

Date & Time

Monday, August 21, 2023, 12:01 a.m.-Monday, September 18, 2023, 11:59 p.m.


Douglass Discovery

Passionate about equity in healthcare? Interested in diminishing health disparities through technology and research? Work with Robert Wood Johnson physician, Dr. Pamela Brug DC'84, on her Faculty Fellows project: Black Health Inequities Experiential Fellowship.

About the Project:

Over the past two years, students were selected to work with Dr. Pamela Brug, a Douglass alumna and expert in Black maternal healthcare, on a community health project focused on researching health inequities. Students researched different competencies around issues of health access in Central New Jersey. Students worked with Dr. Brug to answer the research question of "what characteristics does a physician need for treating patients of different identities and backgrounds?" In the spring for 2023, Dr. Brug's cohort developed an app designed to help patients connect with physicians. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brug is searching for new students to participate in this important ongoing research examining health equity and health disparities. Students will work together and with Dr. Brug to conduct research and engage in weekly reading discussions.

About Dr. Brug

Dr. Brug is an alumna and OBGYN at Robert Wood Johnson. She has received numerous awards for teaching, mentoring, and community service. She started the New Jersey Black Women’s Physicians Association in order to address health disparities in New Jersey, in particular black maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. The organization also advocates for advancing women of color in the medical industry. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Chair of Action Together Union County.