Cheri C. Wilson
Program Director, Culture-Quality-Collaborative (CQC)
Hampton House 312
Research and Professional Experience
Cheri C. Wilson received a BA in Russian from Howard University, an MA in Russian Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, was a PhD candidate (ABD) in Russian history at the University of Minnesota, and received an MHS in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been a Faculty Research Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) since May 2010. Ms. Wilson serves as the Program Director for the Culture-Quality-Collaborative (CQC) and the Administrator of the Cultural Competency Organizational Assessment-360 (COA360). She previously was the Acting Assistant Director for Quality Improvement – QI Specialists at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms. Wilson is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and the Past President of the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality (MAHQ) (2009). She is a member of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative and participates in three of the workgroups. Ms. Wilson represents the HCHDS on the American Medical Association Commission to End Health Care Disparities (CEHCD), where she serves on the Research and Data Resource Committee. She educates public health, medical, and nursing students on the issues of cultural and linguistic competency, overcoming language barriers, and health disparities and has presented at state and national conferences. Her work involves the intersection of cultural competency and health disparities with patient safety and healthcare quality. Ms. Wilson is particularly interested in the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care in language understandable to all patients.
Cultural competency, Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS), Doctor-patient communication, Ethnicity, Health communication, Health disparities, Health inequality, Health literacy, Healthcare quality, Limited English proficiency, Minority health, Patient demographic data and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), Patient safety, Race, Socioeconomic status