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"It's the Forest and the Trees:" Advancing Rural Cancer Health through an Examination of Individual and Community-level Determinants

When: Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Registration required.

**HYBRID EVENT: This seminar is offered as a HYBRID event: join us IN-PERSON or ONLINE. Please register regardless and indicate your intended mode. The in-person event will be held in Baldwin Auditorium of the Lurie Medical Research Building at 303 E. Superior; Chicago. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.**

This presentation identifies individual and community-level determinants that impact access to care for rural residents and explores the implications of these determinants on health outcomes. We will also explain how community-engaged research is ideal for conducting rural health research and understanding disparities that affect rural populations. Through this presentation, we attempt to expose the importance of continued clinical, political, and research emphasis on rural health.

Marquita Lewis-Thames, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Social Science
Center for Community Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

As a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher-advocate, Dr. Lewis-Thames remains dedicated to engaging rural and racially and ethnically minoritized communities to learn about their respective barriers to care and identify community-based strategies to improve cancer survivorship. She is an early-career investigator with expertise in qualitatively and quantitatively examining multi-level determinants that impact cancer disease management. Dr. Lewis-Thames’ current work focuses on identifying and testing community-based strategies to improve community-to-care coordination for rural cancer survivors.

This webinar is part of the Translational Applications in Public Health mini-series, which is a collaboration between the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

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