Education

Medical School
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (2000)
Internship
Case Western Reserve/MetroHealth Medical Center (2001), Internal Medicine
Residency
Case Western Reserve/MetroHealth Medical Center (2003), Internal Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
Brown University (2006)
Fellowship
Brown University (2006), Geriatric Medicine
Research Fellowship
Brown University (2006), Health Services Research

Research Interest

  • Racial and ethnic disparities in elderly persons, long term care, and end of life care

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

African American Bereaved Family Members’ Perception of the Quality of Hospice Care: Lessened Disparities, but Opportunities for Improvement Remain
Rhodes RL, Teno JM, Connor SR Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2007 35 472-479
Access to Hospice for African Americans: Are They Informed About the Option of Hospice?
Rhodes, RL, Teno JM, Welch LC The Journal of Palliative Medicine 2006 9 268-272

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM)
    (2017)
  • American Geriatrics Society Fellow (AGSF)
    American Geriatrics Society (2013)
  • LEAD (Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments) Program for Junior Faculty Physicians and Scientists
    Inaugural Cohort of Faculty Leadership Training Program (2013)
  • Outstanding Committee Service Award
    American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee (2013)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Participant
    Nominated by the UT Southwestern Office Faculty Diversity and Development (2012)
  • New Investigator Award
    American Geriatrics Society (2010)
  • Haffenreffer Fellowship Excellence Award
    Rhode Island Hospital Graduate Medical Education Department (2006)
  • James R. and Susan G. Carter Humanitarian Award
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine (2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • National Medical Association