This program seeks to reduce the financial impact of multiple myeloma on patients and their families by providing coordinated financial navigation.
We apply the latest science to create, test, and scale solutions to address the most intractable problems in cancer care delivery.
We employ a health equity lens across our work, examining and addressing socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities and other systemic barriers to accessing high quality, patient-centered healthcare.
Electronic Health Record Nudges to Improve Equitable Genetic Screening in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer
This project leverages behavioral economics in order to improve referral and uptake of germline genetic evaluations for patients with young-onset colorectal cancer recommended by the NCCN to identify the presence of a hereditary cancer syndrome.
Enhanced Risk Communication to Promote Lung Cancer Screening in Philadelphia’s Most Environmentally Burdened Communities
Project PLUS promotes lung cancer screening within Philadelphia’s most environmentally burdened communities through enhanced risk communication, with the intent to increase screening rates and reduce disparities.
Based on an identified critical need to increase the frequency and improve the timeliness of serious illness conversations (SICs), we are testing behavioral economics-informed multilevel implementation strategies for early SICs, with health equity as a driving force.
This project will evaluate both the impact of state Medicaid mandates for coverage of routine clinical-trial related costs and the impact of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion on racial and ethnic disparities in clinical trial enrollment. This research will allow for a deeper understanding of inequities in clinical trial participation as well as the impact of state and federal policies on enrollment patterns.