Dr. Holly Mead is a researcher on Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program designed to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in access to health care. In that position, she conducts hospital site visits and interviews stakeholders familiar with the structure and delivery of cardiovascular care for minority patients.
In a separate project, Dr. Mead is examining data from patient surveys and focus groups as part of a research project that focuses on differences in managing chronic illness by race and ethnicity. In earlier research at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH), Dr. Mead was part of the Urgent Matters team, another RWJF-funded projects, for which she conducted community assessments to address the issue of overcrowding in emergency departments. Prior to joining Milken Institute SPH in 2005, Dr. Mead was a researcher for the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington, where she studied issues related to access to health care for women and girls.