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The Power of Mobile Phones for Low-Income Populations: Dr. Tess Thompson to Highlight Findings at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Tess Thompson, PhD, a faculty researcher at the Centene Center for Health Transformation, has been selected to share her findings during a Poster Session at the American Public Health Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo being held Nov. 2 through 6 in Philadelphia, Pa. Her abstract “I’m always looking up something new: Health-related use of mobile phone among Medicaid beneficiaries” highlights findings that show how mobile phones are a key means for accessing health information for low-income populations. Her work will be on display Sunday, Nov. 3, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. During the session, Dr. Thompson will present her research and main findings graphically, while holding discussions with attendees. 

“I am excited by this opportunity to share our team’s findings at the American Public Health Association’s meeting,” said Dr. Thompson.

Dr. Thompson’s background in English literature has led her to be interested in creating transdisciplinary solutions to public health problems and has been instrumental in the development and success of many of the Centene Center’s research initiatives. Her work includes three main areas of focus: the effects of family on health, the importance of social support, and the role of health communication in reducing disparities.

About The Centene Center for Health Transformation

The Centene Center for Health Transformation™ is a community-corporate-academic healthcare partnership that advances life-centric health research to improve lives so that communities can thrive. For more information regarding the Centene Center for Health Transformation, visit https://www.centenecenter.wustl.edu.

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