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Emily Cherlin, PhD, MSW

Research Associate School of Public Health

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Emily Cherlin, PhD, MSW

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Emily Cherlin has a background in social work with a concentration in aging. Her interests include quality improvement, especially in the delivery of hospice and palliative care. She has conducted qualitative analyses focused on improving the delivery of end of life care, particularly exploring: 1) family perceptions of clinicians outstanding practices in end of life care, 2) common experiences of patient and family caregivers as they transition from acute to hospice care, 3) benefits and challenges of using a standardized symptom assessment tool in hospice, 4) communication between physicians and family caregivers about care at the end of life, and 5) features of high quality discharge planning for patients following acute myocardial infarction. She also has conducted in-depth interviews with family caregivers to better understand the impact of delayed hospice enrollment and have led in-depth interviews with hospital staff, managed data and worked on data analysis for large scale qualitative data sets focused on improving care for patients after acute myocardial infarction.

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  • PhD
    University of Connecticut School of Social Work (2010)
  • MSW
    University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Policy and Planning (1997)

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