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The Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program is focused on examining the behavioral and biological determinants of cancer in the general and underserved populations. The goal of this research program and line of inquiry is to impact cancer prevention and control and ultimately reduce cancer morbidity and mortality through novel, community-engaged and translational research. This research has four areas of emphasis:
Active interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty from institutions across the U.S. contribute to this effort, as well as community-based partners. Lab director Resa M. Jones is also affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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A National Cancer Institute-funded grant to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive, web-based tool, MyCRCS, which will be integrated into the electronic medical record to improve patient-centered care. The tool aims to help patients overcome their barriers to colorectal cancer screening by tailoring on, among other items, their preferred screening test and their top test-specific barriers to screening. Co-Investigators include faculty from Temple University Health System; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health; University Texas Austin, Center for Health Communication; Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center; and University of Michigan, School of Public Health. (Researcher: Resa Jones)
A large, longitudinal community-based intervention that embeds shared decision making within community-based primary care practice with broader reaching community-wide features targeted to all community residents in collaboration with Allina Health in Minnesota. (Researcher: Resa Jones)
(Researcher: Resa Jones)
These collaborations are varied and include research with colleagues from Virginia Commonwealth University, Indiana University, and SSMHealth as well as a local community non-profit focused on PFAS-contaminated drinking water. (Researcher: Resa Jones)
We have three grants funded by CDC/ATSDR and the Water Foundation exploring the impact of PFAS-contaminated water on health and well-being. These collaborations are varied and include research with colleagues from RTI, International; Brown University; the Pennsylvania Department of Health; and Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water, a local community non-profit focused on PFAS-contaminated drinking water. (Researcher: Resa Jones)
A collaboration with investigators in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health to determine the validity of comprehensive scales measuring barriers to four commonly recommended colorectal cancer screening modalities. (Researcher: Resa Jones)