Social Determinants of Health Part 1

Recorded On: 10/21/2020

Multilevel social stressors and prostate cancer disparities in African American men 

Scarlett Gomez, PhD, MPH; Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry

Socioeconomic Disparities in Colon Cancer Survival: Revisiting Neighborhood Poverty using Residential Histories

Daniel Wiese, Doctoral Student, Temple University 

Using cancer registries to understand sexual minorities’ cancer survivorship 

Ulrike Boehmer, PhD; Boston University School of Public Health

Ethnic Enclaves in Cancer Surveillance and Registry-Based Research among Asian American and Hispanic populations

Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH; University of California, San Francisco

Scarlett Lin Gomez, PhD

Research Scientist & Director, Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry

Scarlett Lin Gomez, M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology, is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of California, San Francisco. She is Director of the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, a participant in the NCI SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results) program and the California Cancer Registry.  Her research focuses primarily on cancer health disparities and aims to understand the multilevel drivers of those disparities. 

Daniel Wiese

Doctoral Student, Temple University

DanielWiese is a doctoral student in the department of geography and urban studies atTemple University. Currently he is working on his dissertation undersupervision of Dr. Kevin Henry, and is expected to graduate in May 2021. Hisbackground is in remote sensing and GIS-based spatial modeling. The mainresearch interests include the understanding of geographic disparities incancer incidence and mortality in relation to socio-spatial mobility andneighborhood effects.

Ulrike Boehmer, PhD

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Ulrike Boehmer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Boehmer received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Boston College. Dr. Boehmer’s research interests are in the areas of health disparities, LGBT health, and cancer prevention and control. She is particularly known for her work on LGBT cancer survivorship. Dr. Boehmer is recognized as a leader in LGBT health, especially in the context of cancer. She edited together with Dr. Elk the first book on Cancer and the LGBT population entitled, Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship. She served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, serves on Scientific Advisory Committees for various NIH grants that focus on LGBT health, and is the Associate Editor of the Journal LGBT Health.

Salma Shariff-Maro, PhD, MPH

Social and Behavioral Scientist, University of California, San Francisco

Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH is a social and behavioral scientist with a research portfolio focused on understanding the role of social determinants of health in shaping and perpetuating health disparities. One main area of her research is on place and health, with studies evaluating how neighborhood characteristics (e.g., social, built, and physical environment attributes) and geographic variation may shape cancer-related health behaviors and outcomes across the cancer continuum. In addition, her research includes efforts to better characterize neighborhoods for population health studies (neighborhood archetypes, virtual audits with Google Street View).

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