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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD


        Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD


The goal of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research program is to identify sociocultural, psychological, and environmental determinants of minority health and health care and to translate this information into sustainable interventions in clinic and community-based settings to improve health outcomes in these populations.  Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally recognized expert in minority health and health disparities and her research is supported by numerous R01s from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.  Dr. Hughes-Halbert is also PI of an academic-community partnership funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop community-based interventions to improve health outcomes in African Americans.  Previously, she held numerous leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.  The results of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research have been published in influential journals in the fields of cancer prevention, clinical oncology, medicine, genetics, and public health.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Describe cultural factors that are important to health and health care in minority populations.
2.  Describe strategies for involving diverse stakeholders in minority health research.
3.  Provide results of interventions culturally tailored and community-based interventions in minority populations.


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