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Jan E. Mutchler, PhD

Professor, Department of Gerontology, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

Contact Info

Jan Mutchler
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA, 02125
Phone: 617-287-7321


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Risk and Disparities

Research Abstract

As a demographer, sociologist, and gerontologist, my research interests include a focus on health disparities, especially within the older population. My interests in cancer revolve around how disparities in health outcomes are linked to communication processes, including language barriers between English-speaking providers and patient populations who have limited English language proficiency. I am also interested in the role of medical interpreters in medical encounters, and the extent to which interpreters shape medical decision-making.


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