Shawna Hudson, Ph.D., Professor, Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Shawna Hudson is Professor and Research Division Chief in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  She is a full research member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program where she previously served as the Director of Community Research and Acting Director of Community Outreach. She has a secondary faculty appointment in the Rutgers School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. She is the co-chair for the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences emerging signature program in Community Health and Health Systems.

Dr. Hudson is internationally known for her research that examines long-term follow-up care for cancer survivors and their transitions from specialist to primary care. She is a medical sociologist and her research uses qualitative and quantitative research approaches to explore the intersections of community health, primary care, and oncology care. It is a chronic disease focused with an emphasis on vulnerable populations, particularly underserved groups including cancer survivors and racial/ethnic minorities in health care settings. Her research aims to increase the capacity of patients, community stakeholders, and healthcare organizations to understand and use evidence-based guidelines for cancer prevention and control.

Dr. Hudson has authored and co-authored numerous research papers and book chapters. Her work has been featured in several journals including Lancet Oncology, JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, Annals of Family Medicine, Medical Care, and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is Principal Investigator of the Extended Cancer Education for Longer-term Survivors (EXCELS) in Primary Care (R01CA176838) study which uses mixed methods to develop and test a mHealth and health coaching intervention for cancer survivors. Dr. Hudson has also served on numerous editorial boards, review panels and advisory committees, including the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research and the NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) Study Section where she serves as alternate chair.

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