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
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine
PhD, University of Arkansas (2013)
MPH, University of Arkansas (2004)
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
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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