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Dr. Wade completed her M.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences (major area: Child and Family Development) and Ph.D. in Sociology (major areas: Medical Sociology and Gender Studies) at The University of Akron in Ohio.
Her research is focused on the social determinants of Black women’s health. Specifically,
- engaging understudied populations in biomedical research,
- using Black feminist theory and methods to contextualize trends in health outcomes,
- using team science to create culturally tailored, gender specific interventions, and
- diversifying the field of healthcare to improve patient outcomes.
She has worked on collaborative teams with NIH and NSF funding and served as lead PI on NCTraCS grants examining social determinants of Black women’s diet and exercise and sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Wade’s teaching interests include approaches to health and healthcare, health equity, and research methods and data analysis.