CPHR Student, Yendelela Cuffee, awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Date Posted: October 20, 2011

Yendelela Cuffee
CPHR Student, Yendelela Cuffee

Yendelela Cuffee MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in prevention and management of cardiovascular disease among African Americans. She was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant will support her dissertation research. The focus of her research is evaluating the psychosocial and behavioral predictors of medication adherence among African Americans with hypertension. Her research examines the role of determinants such as racial discrimination, trust, coping, and home remedy use. Dr. Jeroan Allison Vice Chair in the Department of Quantitative Health Science and Associate Vice Provost for Health Disparities is her mentor.