In this issue:
- Message from Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash
- Save the Date! International Cancer Screening Network Meeting in 2015
- Watch for Cancer Care and Economics Research Blog!
- Research Initiatives
- New & Forthcoming Data
- Policy-relevant Research Syntheses
- Measures & Methods
- Welcome New Staff
- Employment Opportunities
Welcome New Staff
Caitlin Murphy, MPH is a Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is serving as a Special Volunteer in ARP through mid-August 2014. Ms. Murphy's research interests are in the application of epidemiologic methods to improving the delivery and receipt of cancer health services (e.g., screening, surveillance, and quality care), particularly for colorectal, breast, and esophageal cancers. During her time at ARP, she will work with Drs. Lynne Harlan and Joan Warren in the Health Services and Economics Branch. Her primary project will focus on trends in the treatment of colorectal cancer from 1990-2010 using the Patterns of Care (POC) study data.
Prior to her current fellowship at UNC, Ms. Murphy worked at the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the University of Texas School of Public Health as the Project Director of an NCI-funded randomized intervention trial of colorectal cancer screening. She has also consulted on several projects on the cost and quality of esophageal cancer care at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ms. Murphy received her MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health and BA in sociology from New York University.