Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Providers' Cognition (Attribution) - Emotion Processes Relevant to Caring for Patients with Chronic Disease

Patient-provider relations are critical to the management of chronic diseases. Treatment regimens associated with managing chronic diseases can be complex and the social determinants of health can serve as significant barriers. This study examines the causal attributions providers make for patients' poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and their emotional reactions relevant to caring for such patients. The influence of social determinants of health on treatment adherence are explored and factors that may contribute to improved patient-provider relations are investigated.

Project Faculty


  • Kelly MacKenzie
  • Ava Hosseini