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Lillian's research focuses on ethical issues in healthcare, with a specific interest in healthcare disparities at the end of life. Overarching themes in her writing include the healthcare experiences of marginalized communities, and critical analyses of public health practice, education and policy through the lens of bioethics and public health ethics. Lillian has an MPH in Community Health Education, a BA in Psychology and Women's/Gender Studies, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She previously served as the Ethics Section Program Chair of the American Public Health Association, and as an Institutional Review Board member and administrator for a major academic medical center in NYC. She currently manages the clinical research program at a stem cell research institute, and is a consultant for a non-profit organization seeking to raise awareness of end-of-life options and expand choices.
Examines issues for family caregivers and paid home care workers caring for people dying at home, with a focus on the role of uncertainty (in several contexts), and values, emotions, and dynamics.
Obtains Medicare claims data of the last two years of life of chronically ill patients. Performs a differences-in-differences analysis. Finds an overall decrease in medical utilization.
Presents a case study of a doctoral seminar in leadership and organizational change that focuses on the application of critical theories of leadership in public health.
Analyzes laws in the majority of states in America that criminalize certain activities conducted by a person who is HIV positive (such as unprotected sex) through the lens of public health ethics. Identifies the need to revisit, revise, and ultimately repeal HIV criminalization laws.