Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor, Karmanos Cancer Institute - Wayne State University
Dr. Thompson is an associate professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and is Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI), a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also faculty director of KCI’s Community Outreach and Engagement Program. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Thompson’s entire career has been spent as a behavioral researcher in cancer prevention and control. Her primary focus is community-based research and the development and testing of culturally targeted interventions to eliminate racial and ethnic cancer disparities. She has received almost $8 million in extramural funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Cancer Society, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Department of Defense Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Programs, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and other philanthropic agencies. She is currently the principal investigator of an R01 study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate eHealth activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Dr. Thompson co-founded the Witness Project of Detroit, a breast and cervical cancer education and outreach program that she still directs and has reached over 1700 women in the metropolitan area. Since 2016, she has received two Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards to establish and expand Detroit HealthLink for Equity in Cancer Care and in 2017, Dr. Thompson received the Wayne State University Inaugural 2017 Spirit of Community Faculty Engagement Award.
Hayley is speaking at
Welcoming remarks from Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute leadership. Dell Stubblefield will share a brief history of Detroit.
This session will provide an overview of the work of the National Cancer Institute’s COVID-19 Survey Consortium and its work. Representatives from several comprehensive cancer centers around the country will discuss their process for collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare, discuss how community engagement informs this work, and how the data will affect community engagement.
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