Crystal Y. Lumpkins, PhD
Director of Resident Research
Doctorate: University of Missouri-Columbia
Dual Master's Degree in Media Communications and Management: Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Philosophy and Research:
Community and patient engagement is a core part of the Family Medicine Research Division's mission and goals and exemplifies the research that Dr. Lumpkins conducts. Her current and primary research interest is in comparative effectiveness research, medical education communication and evidence-based health communication targeted to minority and underserved populations. Her research is primarily community driven where she is following community based participatory research principles and approaches to engage Kansas and Missouri patient populations in the research process to address health disparities.
In addition to her research efforts within the department, she serves as an associate editor of the academic journal Ethnicity & Health and also is actively engaged with other research and training projects within the School of Nursing. Dr. Lumpkins also holds courtesy faculty appointments with the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at KUMC and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at KU-Lawrence.