Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research: A Talk by Dr. Robin Higashi

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research: a talk by Dr. Robin Higashi

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to welcome Dr. Robin T. Higashi for a talk entitled "Qualitative and mixed methods research: Contributions of a medical anthropologist in the clinical research environment”. The talk will be held in EV3, Room 1408 from 12:00-1:30 and all are welcome!

The burgeoning interest in qualitative and mixed methods research among clinical investigators has created an enormous opportunity for anthropologists and other qualitative methodologists to contribute their expertise. In this presentation, I will provide exemplars of how my work as a medical anthropologist working in a large, integrated Medical Center advances our understanding of why certain populations experience disparate health outcomes, and how clinical processes may be enhanced to address barriers to care. I draw from published research on cancer prevention, HIV, and hepatitis C.

Dr. Robin T. Higashi is Assistant Professor in the O’Donnell School of Public Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since earning her PhD from the joint program in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco (USA), Dr. Higashi’s research has focused on using qualitative methods to evaluate patient- and system-level healthcare barriers and to develop strategies to improve the health of underserved populations. She is consistently funded on multiple federal and private grants as Principal or Co-Investigator. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Higashi is regularly invited to give lectures about her work with Spanish-speaking, underserved, and stigmatized populations.

Dr. Robin Higashi