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Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with research interest in developing an integrated understanding of how lived experience, accessing care, mental health and disease characteristics affect cancer outcomes.

PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Epidemiology

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.

Selected Publications

  • Banegas MP, Emerson MA, Adams AS, Achacoso N, Chawla N, Alexeeff SE, et al. Patterns of medication adherence in a multi-ethnic cohort of prevalent statin users diagnosed with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer. J Cancer Surviv. 2018;12:794-802
  • Emerson MA, Banegas MP, Chawla N, Achacoso N, Alexeeff SE, Adams AS, Habel LA. Disparities in Prostate, Lung, Breast, and Colorectal Cancer Survival and Comorbidity Status among Urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Cancer Res. 2017;77:6770-6
  • Quach CW, Langer MM, Chen RC, Thissen D, Usinger DS, Emerson MA, Reeve BB. Reliability and validity of PROMIS measures administered by telephone interview in a longitudinal localized prostate cancer study. Qual Life Res. 2016;25:2811-23

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