Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH

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Dr. Sarah T. Hawley is a Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan and a Research Investigator at the Ann Arbor VA Center of Excellence in Health Services Research & Development. She holds a PhD in health services research from the University of North Carolina and an MPH from Yale University Department of Public Health. Her primary research is in decision making related to cancer prevention and control, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and underserved populations. She has a specific focus on understanding the role of patient preferences and patient-physician communication in use of screening and treatment services and in reducing health disparities. Dr. Hawley's current research projects focus on understanding breast cancer treatment decision making among racial/ethnic minority women, and in evaluating the impact of a preference-tailored decision aid for increasing colon cancer screening in diverse primary care patients. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, running, and being a mom to two high-energy daughters!