CDTRP Level Up Research Webinars

The CDTRP is pleased to host its 2022 Level Up Research Webinars. These webinars are designed to inform the CDTRP community on various research topics for health care professionals, researchers, patients, families and donors. Access is open to all and free of charge. Registration is mandatory.

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Dr. LaShara Davis – Explore Health Stories: A Guide to Sharing Your Experience Using Digital Storytelling

On May 2, we were pleased to have Dr. LaShara Davis from the J.C. Walter Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. LaShara Davis is a Scientist in the Patient Engagement, Diversity, and Education Division representing both J.C. Walter Transplant Center at Houston Methodist Hospital and the Center for Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. She is committed to research on patient-centered care, health message and education development and reducing racial and ethnic health disparities through communication.

Over the last 17 years, she has been engaged in research exploring the many facets of deceased and living donation. She uses a mixed methods approach that employs research tools including surveys, questionnaires, interviews and focus group methodologies to gather the patient perspective to inform health education and message design. She has worked at all levels of campaign development including formative stakeholder interviews and campaign material design. She previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Communication in Health and Faculty Liaison for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DeSales University where she helped to launch campus-wide diversity initiatives and programs. She has also worked at RWJ Barnabas Health (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center) in the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Department as a Senior Researcher where she conducted research on educational strategies to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in pursuit of transplant and explored methods to improve the design of the transplant center’s standard patient education.

After 5 years in an exclusively teaching role, she is excited about returning to research full time with a renewed focus on engaging in community-based participatory research design, patient engagement, and patient-centered education development.

  • Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Time: 3 – 4 pm EDT