Tawara Goode

Tawara D. Goode, MA

Assistant Professor & Director
National Center for Cultural Competence
Center for Child and Human Development,
Department of Pediatrics,
Georgetown University Medical Center 
3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007
Phone Number: (202) 687-5387
Fax Number: (202) 687-8899 
tdg2@georgetown.edu

Research Interests

The role of cultural and linguistic competence in:

Reducing disparities in health and mental health care and outcomes; measuring and assessing cultural and linguistic competence (i.e. health and mental health care organizations and their personnel, academic training programs for health professionals, patient perspectives); conscious and unconscious bias in health and mental health care; community engagement to address racial and ethnic health disparities; services and supports for individuals who experience disabilities and their families

Representative Publications
  • Haywood, S.H., Goode, T., Gao, Y., Smith, K., Bronheim, S., Flocke, S.A., & Zyzanski (in press). Psychometric Evaluation of a Cultural Competency Assessment Instrument for Health Professionals. Medical Care.
  • Goode, T. & Fisher, S. (in press). Conducting Cultural and Linguistic Competence Self-Assessment. In S. Fisher, G. Blau, & J. Poirier. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth who are LGBT and their Families. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
  • Poirier, J.M., Martinez, K.M., Francis, K.B., Denney, T., Roepke, S., Cayce, N.,Goode, T.D., & Fisher, S., (in press). Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Blueprint to Addressing the Needs of LGBT Youth and Their Families. In Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth Who are LGBT and Their Families, (Eds.) Sylvia Fisher, Gary M. Blau, & Jeffrey M. Poirier, M.A. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Like, R.C., & Goode, T.D. (in press). Promoting cultural and linguistic competence in the American health system: levers of change. in D. Ingleby, A. Chiarenza, I. Kotsioni, & W. Devillé (Eds.), Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities, COST Series on Health and Diversity Volume II, Antwerp: Garant.
  • Goode, T.D. & Like, R.C. (in press). Advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence in the American health system: Challenges, strategies, and lessons learned. in D. Ingleby, A. Chiarenza, I. Kotsioni, & W. Devillé (Eds.), Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities, COST Series on Health and Diversity Volume II, Antwerp: Garant.
  • Goode, T., Jones, J. & Jackson, V. (2011). Families with African American Roots. In Hanson, M. & Lynch, E. (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and their Families. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Goode, T. (2011). A Guide for Using the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence.
  • Goode, T. Bronheim, S. & Jackson, V. The Essential Role of Cultural Competency in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the African-American Community. In Leonard, J. (Ed.), Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions To A National Crisis. Munster, IN: Hilton Publishing, 2010.
  • Goode, T. D. & Maloof, P. End-of Life Through a Cultural Lens. (2010). In Friedman, S. and Helm, D. (Eds.), End-of Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Wehmeyer, M., Abery, B., Zhang, D., Ward, K., Willis, D., Hossain-Amin, W., Balcazar, F., Ball, A., Calkins, C., Heller, T., Goode, T. Jesien, G., McVeigh, T., Nygren, M., Palmer, S. & Walker, H. (2011) Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables that Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination. Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal. New York; Routledge Publishing.