Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Erin E. Kent is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In addition to expertise in epidemiology and health services, Kent has a background in mixed methods research and community-based participatory research. Kent’s focus is on the impact of social context on cancer control, and she leads a program of patient-centered and family-engaged outcomes research.
Kent previously worked as a Program Director and Scientific Advisor for the Outcomes Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). While at the NCI, she worked to establish funding opportunities and research resources to better understand the burden of and develop interventions for cancer caregivers. Kent’s additional research interests are in the measurement of patient-reported outcomes, experience of care, and improving health equity for underserved cancer patient populations and their families.