Communication, Health Equity & Engagement Research (CHEER)
Areas of Interest
Health Communication • Health Equity • Cancer Survivors & Caregivers
Central to my training and research has been the drive to understand key factors that influence how people communicate about cancer and the actions that result from this communication with a focus on eliminating the influence that health disparities have in shaping and limiting decision options. My program of research focuses on promoting informed and shared decision making through effective communication and measuring and evaluating sociocultural and health disparities that influence patient information needs, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.
Lillian Cai has been awarded the Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry at VCU. She will work with Dr. Thomson on a project examining cancer caregiver burden in the wake of COVID-19
CONGRATULATIONS Jackie Knight-Wilt on the successful dissertation proposal defense!
New Pubs in Addressing Rural Cancer and Chronic Illness
New Pubs in Cancer Family Caregivers