Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health & Health Disparities

Physical address:
UHC, Suite 4.208
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1107

Phone: (409) 747-6009
Fax: (409) 747-6010

Meredith Masel

  • Dr. Masel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health & Health Disparities. She is also the Director of the Oliver Center for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare at UTMB. In these roles, she designs and conducts patient-centered programs to improve patient self-management and patient safety in UTMB inpatient and ambulatory settings with an emphasis on communication, innovation, and patient empowerment. She has vast experience in real-world implementation of patient centered programs which helps her study teams achieve feasible study designs and prevents proposing unrealistic goals. The dual role has led to several research collaborations about recording and sharing clinic visit audio with older patients who experience multimorbidity and their care partners. She is federally funded as a co-PI to conduct this research from the NIH/NIA and is the Site PI on a PCORI award to conduct comparative effective research on visit notes vs. visit notes plus audio on quality-of-life outcomes. Dr. Masel brings experience in aging research and Hispanic aging to multi-site research teams. She is a Leader in Training of the Clinical Research Core at the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and is a member of the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging.

  • BS, Louisiana State UniversityHuman Services Management
    MSSW, University of Texas at AustinSocial Work Administration & Planning
    PhD, University of Texas Medical BranchSocial Epidemiology
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical BranchAging & Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Aging
    • Hispanic Aging
    • Patient Safety
    • Audio Recording in Healthcare
    • Patient-Centered Communication
    • Department of Population Health & Health Disparities, UTMB School of Public & Population Health
    • Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB
    • The Oliver Center for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, UTMB Health System