Developing Cancer Research Dissemination Tools

The talk will describe Dr. Hawley's work with CHCR to develop several websites for delivery of cancer related health information, for patient education, intervention, and dissemination purposes. Dr. Hawley will share these websites with the group and will solicit feedback about next steps related to the overall studies.

About the Speaker

Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan, and a Research Investigator at the Ann Arbor VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence.

Dr. Hawley's primary research is in decision making related to cancer prevention and control, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and underserved populations. She has a specific focus on understanding the role of patient preferences and patient-physician communication in use of screening and treatment services and in reducing health disparities.

Dr. Hawley's current research projects focus on understanding breast cancer treatment decision making among racial/ethnic minority women, and in evaluating the impact of a preference-tailored decision aid for increasing colon cancer screening in diverse primary care patients.

Dr. Hawley now serves as the Co-Director of CHCR.