Sickle cell disease is a life-threatening blood disorder that affects around 100,000 Americans, mostly African Americans. In addition to coping with the disease itself, many face a host of other challenges, like getting to the hospital for treatment, paying bills, and figuring out where their next meal will come from.
On the latest episode of The Dose, Dr. Cecelia Calhoun talks about her work helping children and young adults with sickle cell cope with these issues day to day. Calhoun is one of the first experts to receive the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship at Yale University to advance her work on health disparities.
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