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J. Margo Brooks Carthon, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N.

Dr. Margo Brooks Carthon is an Associate Professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work with disadvantaged groups and individuals includes a clinical background as an advanced practice nurse working in a community setting. Dr. Brooks Carthon received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. During her doctoral studies, she was the recipient of a F31 predoctoral grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a study, which examined the historical and social determinants of health inequities in Black Philadelphia residents at the turn of the twentieth century. She later augmented her qualitative skill set by obtaining advanced postdoctoral training in health services research in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brooks Carthon’s scholarship focuses on reducing health disparities among ethnic and racial minorities by identifying mechanisms to improve the delivery of nursing care.  She has been the recipient of a number of prestigious research awards including a RWJF New Connections grant and a recently completed NIH/NINR K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award. Dr. Brooks Carthon’s research has been featured in prestigious journals including, The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and Milbank Quarterly.