This month the Coalition welcomed Dr. Carine Davila to our research team focused on serious illness care for at-risk populations.
Carine, a palliative care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is a first generation American whose parents immigrated to the United States from Peru. “I was struck by the Coalition’s multi-pronged research strategy and the different ways they were trying to get an understanding of this problem,” she says. During the pandemic, she has been instrumental at MGH in creating a Spanish Palliative Care Initiative to meet the needs of the Latinx community. In addition, Carine is currently a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, through which she is pursing a master’s degree in Public Health. We’re excited for all that Carine’s expertise and voice will add as the Coalition prepares for another round of consumer research