November 10, 2022
12 – 1 PM Central
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
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.