CHDI Research Activities and Outcomes

CHDI staff participate in cancer disparities research projects representing a variety of partners, methods and outcomes.  Examples of our work are included below.

Smoking Cessation Studies, Menominee Nation

Fighting Cancer in Wisconsin American Indian Communities

Healthy Children, Strong Families: American Indian Community Obesity Prevention

Rural Oncology Literacy Enhancement Study, a study led by UW Population Health Sciences faculty Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, which is testing a pilot intervention designed to reduce the health literacy barriers and meet the patient navigation needs of cancer patients at Beaver Dam Community Hospital and Richland Center Medical Center in southwestern Wisconsin. You can see a presentation about this study given by Dr. Martinez-Donate in March 2013 here.

Increasing Disparity in Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality among African Americans and Whites: A State's Experience (Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology)

Persistence in Breast Cancer Disparities Between African Americans and Whites in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Medical Journal)

Cancer Health Disparities Persist Among African Americans in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Medical Journal)

Place of Residence and the Primary Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Examining Trends in Rural and Nonrural Areas in Wisconsin (Urology)

For more information, please contact Amanda Eggen, Ph.D., Research Director, at 608-265-9931 or