IPaT Thursday Think Tank: Assessing Health Equity in Mental Healthcare Delivery Using a Federated Network Research Model

It is well-known that there exist disparities in health outcomes across minority populations.

Despite this basic fact, there is a surprising lack of research at the intersection of mental health and minority populations to characterize to what extent populations are affected.

This ongoing study utilizes real world data (i.e. patient health claims data) to assess the granular characteristics of minority populations afflicted with depression, bipolar disorder, or suicidality.

In doing so, the study will answer the questions of what populations with these conditions look like (i.e. how they are characterized), how they differ from populations without these diseases, and the characteristics of patients with these conditions who do not seek follow-up to care.

Additional discussion will touch on how this study has been built, potential areas for future work and collaboration, implications for large scale network research at GTRI, and composition of studies.

Facilitated by Jacob Zelko, Research Engineer, Health Data Analytics and Informatics Researcher, Georgia Tech Research Institute

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