The work and research developed through MIH is made possible, in part, by grants awarded to our researchers. Selected current and former sources of funding are listed below.
Whiteness as a Beauty Standard
The Association for Consumer Research
Ronald Hill, Sarah Mady
Thanks to a grant from The Association for Consumer Research's Transformative Consumer Research initiative, Ronald Hill, Sarah Mady, and their team will study the influence that whiteness has on beauty standards.
Service Encounter Bias in Telemedicine
Kogod School of Business
Alexandra Mislin, Meredith Bernett, and Itir Karaesmen Aydin
Thanks to a grant from the Kogod School of Business, Kelli Frias, Alexandra Mislin, Meredith Bernett, and Itir Karaesmen Aydin, all faculty in the Kogod School of Business and Sabah Iqbal, Pediatrician, will explore bias in patient ratings of physician performance in telemedicine.
Affordability Cures: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Thanks to a three-year, $1.2 million grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), Kelli Frias, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Kogod School of Business, and Deidre Popovich and Catherine Langford of Texas Tech University, will examine perceptions of price and quality related to healthcare, health insurance, and its affordability, particularly among Latinx populations.
“The goal of this research is to disentangle the rhetoric and shared meanings associated with the affordability construct and its impact on quality and price perceptions in healthcare decision-making."