Megan C. Roberts

Megan C. Roberts, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Director of Implementation Science in Precision Health and Society at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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Assistant Professor; Director of Implementation Science in Precision Health and Society at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of interest

Megan Roberts, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and the Director of Implementation Science in Precision Health and Society at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research focuses on evaluating and improving the implementation of genomic medicine. In particular, she is interested in implementation research aimed at improving quality of care and reducing racial disparities in cancer prevention and treatment. Her ongoing research assesses

  1. the extent to which individuals disclose genetic findings to family members
  2. adherence to genetic testing guidelines for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
  3. health services use following receipt of genetic results, and
  4. screening practices among women with a first-degree family history of breast cancer

Currently, her funded KL2 focuses on overcoming barriers to the uptake of cascade screening for Lynch Syndrome and will lead to the development of an intervention to improve cascade screening (i.e., testing of relatives) in families with Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary cancer condition.

Awards and Honors

  • 2018: New Presenter Award, American Public Health Association, Genomics Forum
  • 2018, Gene Orringer Junior Faculty Career Development Program (TraCS KL2) Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2018, Collaborative Research Award for Fellows in Training, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, The National Cancer Institute
  • 2017, Fellows Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health
  • 2017, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Merit Award, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, The National Cancer Institute
  • 2017, Trans-fellowship Research Award, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, The National Cancer Institute
  • 2016, Trans-fellowship Research Award, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, The National Cancer Institute
  • 2015, Jean G. Yates Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • 2015, Delta Omega Honorary Society of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • 2011, Catalyst Award, Screening and Compound Profiling Department, GlaxoSmithKline
  • 2011, Catalyst Award, Screening and Compound Profiling Department, GlaxoSmithKline
  • 2010, GlaxoSmithKline Bronze Award, for significant scientific contributions to a drug discovery program, GlaxoSmithKline
  • 2003-2007, Bonner Scholar, Bonner Scholarship Program, Davidson College

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