Kirsten Yuna Eom
Kirsten Yuna Eom, PhD, MPH is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow within the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP); she will be working with her primary mentor, Dr. Amy Davidoff. Dr. Eom’s principal project will be to further develop the HDRP research agenda related to how structural and process-related characteristics of healthcare provider organizations affect cancer-related care and will help collate existing data resources to support the research agenda. In addition, she will be involved with Healthcare Assessment Research Branch (HARB) projects related to methods and measurement, and analyses examining economic issues around cancer care delivery and outcomes.
Kirsten has direct experience with research that investigates cancer health services and policy in underserved populations (health disparities). Her experiences as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH) capitalizes on her educational experiences and are exemplified in her work on colorectal screening among non-elderly, low-income adults in the United States, mixed methods approach, and work in health services interventions. Her work can be found in peer-reviewed publications in tiered journals including Preventive Medicine and BMC Cancer as well as others in progress within Cancer and Cancer Medicine.
Kirsten earned her MPH from Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medicine School (Providence, RI) in 2013, and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2021.