Crystal Broussard earned her PhD (2016) and MSW (2003) at The University of Alabama. She practiced several years in hospital and hospice social work in Baltimore, MD, Birmingham, AL, and New Orleans. Crystal's clinical experience inspired her research interests in care transitions, gerontology, oncology, end of life, and social work in health care settings. Crystal received an American Cancer Society doctoral training grant to support her research in care transitions in outpatient cancer centers. She focused on psychosocial care during curative treatment and during transitions to hospice care including social work roles and interdisciplinary communication. Recently, Crystal has focused on social work leadership in medical settings and expanding advance care planning and palliative care in New Orleans.
2011-2015 - Principal Investigatory, Doctoral Training Grant in Oncology Social Work funded by The American Cancer Society ($80,000).