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Health, Hardship, and Renewal: Economic Strategies among Black Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Award Year: 2008 Investigator: Celeste Watkins-Hayes
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, giving us a new window on chronic illness and economic hardship. How do poor and working-class black women with HIV continue to make ends meet and take care of themselves as their disease progresses? Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D. collects the first longitudinal ethnographic data to study the economic and social survival strategies these women use to get by.

Hospital Restructuring: Implications for Patient Outcomes and Workforce Policy

Award Year: 1998 Investigator: Linda Aiken
Market-driven restructuring of the U.S. hospital sector is raising doubts about quality of care, affecting worker morale, and weakening the public's trust. Dr. Aiken seeks to understand the mechanisms by which hospital organizational structure and processes affect patient outcomes. Her project focuses on how aspects of human resource allocation and hospital organization might be modified or shaped to yield better outcomes given financial constraints. As part of her study, Dr.