Erin E. Kent is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Kent’s focus is on the impact of social context on cancer control, and she has led a program of patient-centered and family-engaged outcomes research. Dr. Kent’s main research interests are in family caregiving for cancer patients, and population-based research and measurement of patient-reported outcomes and experience of care measurement. From 2012-2019, Dr. Kent served as scientific lead for the SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) linked database on patient-reported outcomes and as senior advisor for the SEER-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (SEER-CAHPS) survey- and claims-linked database on patient experiences with care.
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill