Dr. Anne Elizabeth Glassgow is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She has research training and clinical expertise in health disparities research and healthcare interventions for vulnerable populations. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience, she has clinical expertise on an individual-level and understands socio-environmental factors that contribute to poor health and mental health in vulnerable populations.
Dr. Glassgow is also the Executive Director and Research Director of the Coordinated Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK) program. CHECK is a large demonstration program funded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Center. CHECK has enrolled a cohort of more than 17,000 children with Medicaid, from birth to 25, who have chronic medical conditions.
Before joining CHECK, she was the Project Director and co-investigator on the P60 Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities, P60 ARRA Supplement-Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities, and P60- Environmental Supplement, funded by the NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This provided her the opportunity to work on several health disparities research projects, including a randomized, controlled trial, testing the efficacy of patient navigation in increasing early detection and treatment of breast cancer in women residing in medically underserved areas.
She is currently a co-investigator on Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH), a randomized clinical trial funded by the NIH-National Institute of Mental Health to test the efficacy of a depression prevention intervention for adolescents.
Dr. Glassgow has also written multiple IRB applications, funder reports, and grant applications. Her primary cancer relevant research interest is in health disparities. Specifically, her interest is in identifying individual, community, and health system-level determinants that contribute to risk for poor outcomes and serve as protective factors related to cancer control.