Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management
Florida A&M University
Dr. Arlesia Mathis is an assistant professor in Health Policy & Management at Florida A&M University. Previously she held a position in the Department of Health Sciences and Administration at the University of Michigan, Flint. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of South Florida, a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of West Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Psychology from the Louisiana State University. Dr. Mathis is Certified in Public Health and is also a Certified Public Manager.
Prior to her position at the University of Michigan, she worked as a statistician at the Florida Center for Health Statistics and as an operations and management consultant at the Florida Department of Health in the area of minority health. Dr. Mathis has worked in both the public and private sector and was awarded numerous professional and academic awards.
The research study addressed disparities in access to health care and health outcomes. It examined the impact of changes in the delivery of primary care services in the public health system. The study specifically looked at effects of these changes on racial and ethnic populations.
Secondary data from five large federal and state databases was used. Merger of this data into one data source allowed multiple analyses on service delivery and health outcomes in racial and ethnic populations.
My New Connections Experience
I applied for New Connections because the program focused on secondary analysis. The program also provided the support needed to gain additional training and to present my research at a number of conferences. New Connections has definitely provided me with a career advantage. I believe it provided me with the training and support that I needed to become a competent scholar.
Health Disparities; Minority Health; Public Health Systems; Services Research
- New Connections Status: Junior Investigator
- Award Year: 2007
- RWJF Team/Portfolio: Public Health
- Project Name: The Impact of Privatization of Primary Care Services in Florida Health Departments on Racial and Ethnic Populations