Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Area of Interest
I am interested in developing an integrated understanding of how lived experience, accessing care, mental health and disease characteristics affect cancer outcomes. I am committed to meaningful research efforts focused on sustainable health equity that incorporates the history and context of subpopulations to address the unique challenges that lead to health disparities.
News and Stories
Cancer center researchers to present latest findings at international breast cancer meeting
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium features presentations outlining basic, translational, clinical and community-based study findings focused on advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Approaching epidemiology with empathy
UNC Lineberger's Marc Emerson, PhD, shares how his experiences growing up in Navajo Nation guide his research on health equity in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
Intervention reduces disparities in timing of lung cancer surgery between Black and white patients
Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc, and colleagues report that a detailed analysis of intervention trials designed to address racial inequalities in timing from diagnosis to surgery for lung cancer showed a multi-faceted intervention resulted in timelier lung cancer surgery for Black patients.
American Indian, Alaska Native women less likely to start and complete hormone therapy for breast cancer
The study by Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH, et al. is believed to be the first to look at the hormone therapy regimens of American Indian and Alaska Native women with breast cancer.