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Lisa Spees

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill


Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill

Lisa Spees is a health services researcher interested in examining and reducing health disparities by improving cancer care quality and access among minority and rural populations. To date, her research in this area has focused on identifying multi-level (patient, provider, and organizational) barriers across the cancer care continuum using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Dr. Spees is especially knowledgeable in handling complex datasets including CIPHR (North Carolina cancer registry data linked to private and public insurance claims data) and SEER-Medicare. Currently, Dr. Spees is leading projects focused on 1) examining the financial impact of hematopoietic stem cells transplant among pediatric cancer patients and their families and 2) improving access to guideline-concordant care for patients with gynecologic malignancies. She collaborates with multiple other members of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program including Stephanie Wheeler, Justin Trogdon, and Megan Roberts.

Quality of Cancer Care Delivery

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Decision Sciences and Economics

Health Disparities/Equity