Division of Public Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
Current Research and Grants
In September 2012, a new R01 was funded by the National Cancer Institute (R01 CA168608; “Communication Preferences for Genome Sequencing Results in Breast Cancer Patients”) for which I serve as Principal Investigator. The goals of this study are to investigate communication preferences for whole genome sequencing results and factors affecting these communication preferences among women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger who are BRCA1/2 mutation negative with a strong family history of breast cancer and to compare communication preferences between this patient population and other young breast cancer patients. I worked closely with the Hereditary Cancer Core to develop the grant proposal, and Jennifer Ivanovich, MS, MBA, currently serves as a co-Investigator on the study.
Staff: Mackenzie Ray, MPH
Also in September 2012, the National Cancer Institute funded a supplement (U54 CA153460) to the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD). I serve as Project Leader for this supplement, titled “Preferred Consent Models for Secondary Uses of Biospecimens Among Diverse Women.” The purpose of this supplemental research project is to investigate preferences for models of informed consent for secondary research uses of biospecimens among a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of women. This supplemental project builds upon PECaD resources and existing collaborations with community organizations.
Staff: Katherine Brown, MPH