Jan E. Mutchler, PhD
Professor, Department of Gerontology, University Of Massachusetts - Boston
DF/HCC Program AffiliationCancer Risk and Disparities
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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