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Michael Preston, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Massey Cancer Center leadership roles

Assistant Director, Office of Health Equity and Disparities Research, Massey Cancer Center

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine


PhD, University of Arkansas (2013)
MPH, University of Arkansas (2004)

Research description

My expertise includes the development of health initiatives to provide roadmaps for engaging communities that tend to be underrepresented, rural, and poor-resourced. I have been the principal or co-investigator of multiple funded grants focusing on the implementation of precision public health interventions, cancer health disparities, and health care reform. My scientific interests as a health services researcher are the development of strategies that reduce cancer health disparities. My research agenda includes examining components of health care reform and how provisions of the Affordable Care Act address cancer health disparities among poor, minorities, and underserved communities.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Prostate, Ovarian, Colorectal, Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer education,Cancer risk behaviors,Community health,Community outreach,Prevention/population health,Screening,Tobacco,Other

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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