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Assistant Professor , Population Science Division, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Shawna Hudson, a medical sociologist, is the Director of Community Research for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She is also an Adjunct Associate Member of the Division of Population Science at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA. Dr. Hudson earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University in 2001. She completed her post doctoral training in 2002 through a fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. She was selected as a fellow of the Moffitt Cancer Center Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute (2003) and is a recipient of the National Cancer Institute’s K01Career Development Award for Diversity (2008-2013). Dr. Hudson also serves as a behavioral and social science volunteer trainer for the American Psychological Association’s Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program (2010). Dr. Hudson is a mixed methods researcher and has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Her qualitative research explores cancer disparities in treatment and screening settings. Her quantitative research examines determinants of preventive cancer screening in primary care settings and organizational factors in primary care practices that facilitate increased use of evidence based guidelines. Dr. Hudson’s research has been published in a number of journals including Medical Care, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is currently conducting a National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense funded study that explores new and long-term cancer survivors’ follow-up cancer care seeking patterns and their decision making regarding use of oncologists versus primary care physicians.