About Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, MPH

Behavioral and psychological consequence of health disparities

The role of cultural values, beliefs, norms, and practices in relation to:

- Health promotion and chronic disease management (cancer screening, type 2 diabetes treatment adherence, healthy eating, exercise)

- Delivery of healthcare services (communication, interpersonal quality-of-care, empathy, cultural competence, shared decision making, continuity of care)

The impact of graduate medical education (culturally competent care, empathic communication, health literacy, mindfulness) on patient outcomes (quality-of-care, medical understanding, treatment adherence, chronic disease management)