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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 White and African American elders (funded)
  • Advanced Care Directives in Southern African American and White patients (funded)
  • Community Based Participatory Research (funded)
  • Delivering palliative care via Telehealth to rural Southern communities (funded)

Dr. Tisha Felder

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

Dr. Jennifer Hulett

  • Breast Cancer Survivorship
  • Mindfulness-based interventions to promote health and well-being in breast cancer survivorship
  • Spirituality and Psychoneuroimmunological Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors (funded)
  • Rigor and Reproducibility in Salivary Cortisol Research (funded)

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

  • E-health interventions for young adult cancer survivors
  • Exercise interventions (funded)
  • Peer mentoring (funded)
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyles (funded)

 Dr. Michael Wirth 

  • Sources of dietary inflammation and chronic disease risk, especially cancer
  • Health disparities
  • Cortisol levels and pattern on health outcomes
  • Effect of meditation on symptoms among cancer survivors