Carolyn H. Grosvenor

Carolyn H. Grosvenor

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior

NYS Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Albany, NY 2006
MPH Preventive Medicine University at Albany School of Public Health, Albany, NY 2006
Internal Medicine Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 1983
MD Medicine Cornell University Medical College, NYC, NY 1980

A portrait of Carolyn Grosvenor

Board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine, my primary interest is in the social determinants of health. I’ve worked in a clinic in the South End of Albany, in the Albany VA outpatient clinics, and now in a free clinic in Albany. In every setting, social factors play a significant role in the response to medical therapy, e.g. homelessness, food insecurity, dysfunctional homes or health illiteracy. Now, as a caregiver for my 92 year old mother, I’ve learned how social determinants play a significant role in healthy aging, e.g. access to health care, (including the ability to navigate the health care system), health illiteracy, and the lack of caregiver support. As I advocate for my mother, I must also advocate for my patients. It is almost impossible to address the physical health of individuals without also addressing their psycho-social health.

I’ve been on several international medical mission trips to Haiti, Central America, Ghana and Mauritania. I also served the Navajo Nation in New Mexico during the COVID pandemic.

Research Interests

Health care needs of socially and economically disadvantaged populations, with a focus on health literacy.