Title/Institution: Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: “Moving towards health equity: addressing social and psychological determinants contributing to disparities in intracerebral hemorrhage”
Despite advances in stroke care, many patients who survive a stroke face more challenges including an increased risk for dementia and depression. Moreover, important disparities exist in how patients experience and recover from strokes.
The goal of Dr. Popescu’s project is to reduce the burden of bleeding strokes by considering broader factors that influence stroke severity and recovery. This research will lead to a better understanding of how factors like social isolation, stress, and depression influence recovery.