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Cancer Survivorship Center

Projects and Expertise


Dr. Swann Adams

  • Physical activity for breast cancer prevention (funded)
  • Geographical information systems and cancer (funded)
  • Trauma and cancer outcomes (funded) 
  • Molecular testing in non-small cell lung cancer

Dr. Nathaniel Bell

  • Impact of comorbidities on patient outcomes following major trauma (funded)
  • Access to post-acute rehabilitation services after injury (funded)
  • Socioeconomic determinants of injury risk and recovery (funded)
  • Quality metrics for evaluating trauma care

 Dr. Ronit Elk

  • Culturally tailored palliative care for rural elders (funded)
  • Culturally tailored palliative care for African American elders (funded)
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Cancer in LGBT community (published book)

Dr. Tisha Felder

  • Health disparities (funded research fellowship)
  • Access to cancer care
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Outcomes research

Dr. Sue Heiney

  • Treatment adherence (funded)
  • Psychosocial/behavioral interventions
  • Storytelling
  • Care transitions (funded)

Dr. Karen McDonnell 

  • Theoretically-based family-targeted intervention development and testing;
  • Mobile health technologies as an intervention delivery modality
  • Lung cancer survivorship
  • Lung cancer screening

Dr. Bernardine Pinto

  • Exercise interventions (funded)
  • Peer mentoring (funded)
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyles (funded)
  • Dissemination and implementation