Educational and Institutional Background
|Gallaudet University, Washington, DC||MSW||Social Work|
|Portland State University, Portland, OR||PhD||Social Research|
- Vice President, Research and Analytics, MNR Analytics
Role in ECHO
Dr. Block is a member of the ECHO Training Program Advisory Panel as well as content creator for the module: Communication for Mental Health Professionals.
Dr. Block brings deep knowledge of the patient experience through the care continuum and how to improve it. Dr. Block develops innovative methodologies to study the patient perspective in the context of the broader health network and then applies that knowledge to make the treatment process work better for patients and providers. Dr. Block served as Director of Research and Advocacy with Critical Mass: Young Adult Cancer Alliance. As a social scientist with a clinical social work background, she has studied psychosocial outcomes, healthcare delivery and mental health in a population-health context.
The synergy of life experience, clinical and research skills and connection to social and professional communities is at the heart of Dr. Block’s work.