PhD , MPH
I am an Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and a Research Investigator at the Ann Arbor VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center of Excellence in Clinical Management Research (CCMR). I am also a member of the multidisciplinary research group, the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (www.cansort.org), based at the University of Michigan. Â I am a social scientist trained in health services research focusing on evaluation of quality cancer care for newly diagnosed cancer patients through survivors. My research specifically focuses on understanding and improving the decision-making process and how to best assess and incorporate patientsâ€°Ã›Âª preferences into complex medical decisions. I am particularly interested in learning more about how to improve patient-centered care, defined as care that includes the values and preferences of patients but is also consistent with evidence-based guidelines where appropriate. I believe innovative and cross-disciplinary research is needed to contribute to improving patient-centered care and, ultimately, health policy.Â
Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Janz NK, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Salem B, Katz SJ. Decision Involvement and Receipt of Mastectomy Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Patients. J Natl Cancer Inst, Oct 2009;101(19):1337-47. PMCID #PMC2758308.Â
Hawley ST, Volk RJ, Krishnamurthy P, Jibaja-Weiss M, Vernon SW, Kneuper S. Preferences for colorectal cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients. Med Care, 2008; 46(9 Suppl 1):S10-6. PMCID pending.
Hawley ST, Janz NK, Lillie SE, Friese CR, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jain S, Katz SJ. Perceptions of care coordination in a population-based sample of diverse breast cancer patients.Â Patient Educ couns, Dec 2010;81 Suppl:S34-40. PMCID in process.
Shiovitz S, Gay A, Morros A, Graff JJ, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Dissemination of Quality-of-Care Research Findings to Breast Oncology Surgeons. Journal of Oncology Practice, 2011;(7)4:257-262. PMCID in process
Hawley ST, Lillie SE, Morris A, Graff JJ, Hamilton A, Katz SJ. Surgeon-level Variation in Patients Appraisals of their Breast Cancer Treatment Experiences, in press Annals of Surgical Oncology