Concepts and methods in cancer screening and outcomes research
Roger Thomas Anderson, PhD, Professor
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Co-Leader for Cancer Control and Population Health Research, Cancer center, University of Virginia
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management (awarded June, 1992).
Dr. Anderson is a behavioral scientist and health services researcher. His research focuses on evaluating health care for major health conditions toward improving access to comprehensive health care services, patient support and care coordination for leading health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and stroke. He has conducted studies involving the development and use of health-related quality of life measures, patient satisfaction, barriers to cancer care among low-income insured women with breast cancer, and socio-economic disparities in health outcomes. His major current projects include a study of individual and contextual determinants of 7-state study of breast and prostate cancer care outcomes, and a study of breast and colorectal cancer care in rural Appalachia. He is Principal Investigator of a Susan G. Komen Foundation training grant on Breast Cancer Disparities in Rural Appalachia. Anderson has a 25-year background in academic research. He joined UVA in September of 2014 in his research leadership position and as professor of public health sciences.