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Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

UNC, School of Medicine

EDUCATION

MPH | The Johns Hopkins University | Public Health

MD | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Medicine

BIOGRAPHY

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Cené spends 75% of her time conducting health services research and 25% in direct patient care. Her research involves the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, including social network analysis. She has several lines of research: 1) the influence of social and behavioral factors on health outcomes for individuals with and at ri … Continued

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a physician-researcher, Dr. Cené spends 75% of her time conducting health services research and 25% in direct patient care. Her research involves the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, including social network analysis. She has several lines of research: 1) the influence of social and behavioral factors on health outcomes for individuals with and at risk for cardiovascular disease; 2) patient and family engagement in chronic illness care and developing and implementing interventions in outpatient clinics to improve cardiovascular health outcomes and reduce cardiovascular disparities; 3) examining the influence of social networks and network-based resources (e.g., social support, social capital) on health behaviors and outcomes for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. She is especially interested in the impact of family member involvement in direct clinical care (e.g. through accompaniment to medical visits and direct interactions with health care providers) on the quality of patient-provider communication and subsequent health outcomes; and 4) integration of social determinants of health screening into healthcare delivery setting. In addition to her research, Dr. Cené is involved in health equity initiatives at the national level.

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