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Arrianna Planey, PhD, MA, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and health/medical geographer with expertise in measuring and conceptualizing health care access.

PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of Interest

Arrianna Marie Planey, PhD, MA, is a health/medical geographer with expertise in measuring and conceptualizing health care access. Her overarching interests include health and healthcare equity, with a focus on the application of spatial analytic/statistical/epidemiologic methods to study interactions between health(care) policies, healthcare access and utilization and underlying, population-level health inequities, and identify points of intervention at structural- and system-levels. At the core of her research agenda is equity in access and outcomes, with attention to the intersections of race, class, gender, and disability status.

Specific areas of interest include access to and utilization of cancer screening, cancer outcomes in the context of financial toxicity, and access to cancer care amid climate change effects. She is broadly interested in questions at the intersection of health and healthcare equity.

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Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2023
  • Peter Gould Student Paper Award, AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, 2019
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Health Policy Research Scholars, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2017-2020
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