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Faculty Research Interests



Social and Behavioral Science Affinity Group Faculty


Cancer screening; cancer survivorship; Complementary and Alternative Medicine use by cancer patients

Health behavior; underserved populations; health communication

Mental illness; addiction; education K-Adult

Biobehavioral research methods; community based participatory research; cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship in underserved populations

Community-based program evaluation

Implementation science; distance education and e-learning; health communication; instructional design; educational leadership; global program management and leadership

Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life; integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes

Environmental and social justice; advocacy; policy; community-based research

Child and adolescent sleep problems; interactions between media use, physical activity, and sleep, and the impact on health and behavior; development and testing of health behavior change interventions; pediatric inpatient quality of care and quality improvement research

Social epidemiology; health behavior; health policy; health service delivery; organizational behavior

Design and performance of health care systems; prevention; technology diffusion; program evaluation; survey research

Obesity; physical activity

Cancer prevention and control; chronic disease prevention; dissemination and implementation research; health promotion; workplace health promotion

Evaluation research; participatory research and evaluation; midwifery care; end-of-life care; medical anthropology; community-based public health

Health communication interventions using new media; decision making in cancer screening; mediators and moderators of behavior change; cancer prevention and control; obesity prevention; health literacy and health disparity; aging and social support

Health economics; mental health; risk adjustment; outcomes research.

Infectious disease ecology; emerging infections; health service location; comparative health systems

Health behavior change; smoking cessation; motivational interventions

Health communication; health promotion; theory development

Racial and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; theory-based interventions; cancer prevention and control; community-based participatory research

Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; improving end-of-life care; health behavior and health promotion; disability policy; community intervention; resource allocation

Medical anthropology; International health; HIV/AIDS prevention

Medical anthropology; maternal and child health; community and participatory research

Tobacco-related behavior; racism as a stressor; social construction of 'race' vis-a-vis biological reductionism in health research and behavior; knowledge and opinions about organ donation among ethnic groups; program evaluation; popular culture

Technology assessment; medical decision making; economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, particularly in the areas of respiratory disorders, organ transplantation, HIV/AIDS, mental health and clinical decision making

Decision-making and quality of life in prostate cancer treatment; cancer screening; costs of health care interventions; evaluation of informed decision making strategies; comparative effectiveness using large databases; quality of life assessment among cancer survivors; decision modeling; assessment of health care costs