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Hawley, Sarah

Institution: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Grant Title: A Two-Stage Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Grant Number:  K02 HS00007
Duration: 4 years (2000-2004)
Total Award: $217,700

Project Description: The goal of this research was to improve the use of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in primary care settings.  The investigator focused specifically on how to improve physician recommendations and communications in colorectal cancer screening, and how to reduce patient barriers and facilitate patient decision-making for CRC screening.

Career Goals: Dr. Hawley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.  She received her M.P.H. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Health Policy/Health Services Research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC.  Her health services research career focuses on cancer prevention and control. 

Progress to Date: Dr. Hawley has successfully completed for K grant.  Highlights from her research findings can be found in the publications listed below.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Co-investigator on PAR 04-036 on Colorectal Cancer Decisions in Primary Care.
  • Consultant on two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Special Interest Projects.

K-Generated Publications:

Hawley ST, Vernon SW, Levin B, et al.  Prevalence of colorectal cancer screening in a large medical organization.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2004. 13(2):314-19.

Hawley S, Foxhall L, Vernon SW, et al.  Colorectal cancer screening by primary care physicians in Texas: A rural-urban comparison. Journal of Cancer Education 2001. 16(4):199-204.

Hawley S, Levin B, Vernon SW. Colorectal cancer screening by primary care physicians in two medical care organizations. Cancer Detection and Prevention 2001. 25(3):309-18.

Rauscher GH, Hawley ST, Earp JA. Baseline Predictors of initiation vs. maintenance of regular mammography use among rural women. Preventive Medicine 2005. 40:822-30.

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