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Michelle Doose

PhD, Epidemiology
Michelle Doose
Academic Institution: Rutgers University Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey Cohort Start Year: 2016
Research Topics: Healthcare Access, Healthcare Quality, Public, Population, and Community Health
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Women's Health

FOCUS
Michelle Doose’s research focuses on healthcare delivery and cancer care outcomes among cancer patients with chronic health conditions using a health equity lens. Her current doctoral research is examining the multilevel factors that influence optimal diabetes and hypertension care management among African American breast cancer patients. She seeks to understand the influence of medical teams, health systems, and health policies on cancer care delivery and care coordination. She aims to use her research to transform health care for cancer survivors with complex health and social needs.

MORE ABOUT MICHELLE
Michelle Doose earned her PhD at Rutgers School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. Following her MPH in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Michelle worked as a health educator helping cancer survivors navigate health and wellness after cancer. She also collaborated on the development and implementation of culturally-tailored, innovative interventions (i.e., photonovela, text messaging, peer navigation, smartphone app) to prepare cancer survivors to transition to post-treatment care. Michelle received her Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Spanish at Pepperdine University, also in Southern California. Michelle’s research interests have been informed by her past and current research activities, her work as a cancer advocate, and her lived experiences as a childhood cancer survivor.

DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — APRIL 2018
Examining the Multilevel Influences on Diabetes and Hypertension Clinical Care Management among Breast Cancer Patients

Cancer, diabetes, and hypertension are important public health issues for women in the United States given their significant disease burden and impact on mortality. Yet, clinical care management of chronic diseases before and after a breast cancer diagnosis has not been well evaluated, especially among African American/Black women who disproportionately bear the burden of these chronic illnesses. The specific aims of this dissertation were to evaluate the influence of a breast cancer diagnosis on diabetes and hypertension clinical care management and then examine patient, provider/care team, and health system factors associated with clinical care management and health outcomes after the breast cancer diagnosis.

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