My current research interests involve exploring how geographic factors impact access to cancer care and outcomes for individuals with gynecologic malignancies. I am primarily focused on rural-urban differences in gynecologic cancer care and outcomes and understanding what factors put rural patients at risk for poor outcomes.
- Spees, L.P., Brewster, W.R., Varia, M., Weinberger, M., Baggett, C.D., Zhou, X., Petermann, V.M., Wheeler, S.B. (2019) Examining urban and rural differences in how distance to care influences the initiation and completion of treatment among insured cervical cancer patients. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, [epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0945
- Spees, L.P., Wheeler, S.B., Varia, M., Weinberger, M., Baggett, C.D., Zhou, X., Petermann, V.M., Brewster, W.R. (2019) Evaluating the urban-rural paradox: The complicated relationship between distance and the receipt of guideline-concordant care among cervical cancer patients. Gynecologic Oncology, 152(1), 112-118. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.11.010*