HDRS trainee, Dr. Bikki Tran Smith, receives AHEAD Pilot Award

Dr. Bikki Tran Smith, a postdoctoral trainee at UWPRC affiliate Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program, is one of three UW investigators awarded the 2021 UW ICTR Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEAD) Pilot Program grant. The AHEAD initiative is a program of the ICTR Collaborative Center for Health Equity and engages participants from multiple fellowship & postdoctoral training programs in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) as well as other early stage investigators pursuing health equity research across the UW campus.

The 2021 projects are focused on Hmong, Burmese, Latina, and Intersex populations across the state of Wisconsin. Awardees are:

  • Bikki Tran Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee, Health Disparities Research Scholar Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health
    Mentor: Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
    Research: In Our Own Voice: The Narrative Experiences of Latina Immigrants in Navigating Access to Healthcare and Healthful Resources in Rural Wisconsin
  • Tana Chongsuwat, MD, Postdoctoral Trainee, Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine and Public Health
    Mentor: Megan Fitzpatrick, MD
    Research: Increasing Cervical Cancer Knowledge for Hmong and Burmese Communities through Community-Based Approaches
  • Kelsey Lewis, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Gender and Women’s Studies, College of Letters and Sciences
    Mentor: Jen Rehm, MD
    Research: Intersex Prevalence and Response