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Karen Maria Emmons, Ph.D.

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Overview
Karen Emmons is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is behavioral scientist with a strong track record of funded research in community-based approaches to cancer prevention in a variety of settings that serve under-resourced communities, including low income housing and community health centers. Her work targets a range of cancer risk factors, including nutrition, physical activity, sun exposure, tobacco and second-hand smoke exposure, and cancer screening. Her research teams have included interdisciplinary perspectives on cancer risk reduction and health disparities, with a focus on multiple cancer risk behaviors. Dr. Emmons has a strong track record as a mentor, and is a past recipient of a mid-career K award focused on dissemination an implementation research to reduce cancer disparities. Her current work and writing focuses heavily on implementation science, particularly in community health settings, and she has been actively involved in national efforts to develop implementation research and training programs. She currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Community Engagement Program for Harvard's Clinical Translational Science Award. Dr. Emmons is Past-President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Research
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  1. P50CA244433 (EMMONS, KAREN M.) Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2024
    NIH/NCI
    The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. T32CA057711 (EMMONS, KAREN M.) Sep 2, 2019 - Aug 31, 2024
    NIH/NCI
    Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention Control
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  3. U54CA156732 (VISWANATH, KASISOMAYAJULA) Sep 27, 2010 - Aug 31, 2021
    NIH/NCI
    2/2 The University of Massachusetts, Boston - Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Comprehensive Partnership for Cancer Disparities Research
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R01CA126596 (EMMONS, KAREN M.) Sep 30, 2007 - Jul 31, 2013
    NIH/NCI
    A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. K05CA124415 (EMMONS, KAREN M.) Sep 21, 2007 - Jul 31, 2013
    NIH/NCI
    Dissemination Research to Reduce Cancer Disparities
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Cook EE, Rosenberg SM, Ruddy KJ, Barry WT, Greaney M, Ligibel J, Sprunck-Harrild K, Holmes MD, Tamimi RM, Emmons KM, Partridge AH. Prospective evaluation of the impact of stress, anxiety, and depression on household income among young women with early breast cancer from the Young and Strong trial. BMC Public Health. 2020 Oct 06; 20(1):1514. PMID: 33023562.
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  2. Brownson RC, Jacob RR, Carothers BJ, Chambers DA, Colditz GA, Emmons KM, Haire-Joshu D, Kerner JF, Padek M, Pfund C, Sales A. Building the Next Generation of Researchers: Mentored Training in Dissemination and Implementation Science. Acad Med. 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32941251.
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  3. Armenian SH, Lindenfeld L, Iukuridze A, Echevarria M, Bebel S, Coleman C, Nakamura R, Abdullah F, Modi B, Oeffinger KC, Emmons KM, Marghoob AA, Geller AC. Technology-enabled activation of skin cancer screening for hematopoietic cell transplantation survivors and their primary care providers (TEACH). BMC Cancer. 2020 Aug 03; 20(1):721. PMID: 32746799.
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  4. Lee SJ, Rees VW, Yossefy N, Emmons KM, Tan ASL. Youth and Young Adult Use of Pod-Based Electronic Cigarettes From 2015 to 2019: A Systematic Review. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Jul 01; 174(7):714-720. PMID: 32478809.
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  5. Jacob RR, Gacad A, Padek M, Colditz GA, Emmons KM, Kerner JF, Chambers DA, Brownson RC. Mentored training and its association with dissemination and implementation research output: a quasi-experimental evaluation. Implement Sci. 2020 05 11; 15(1):30. PMID: 32393285.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  6. Koh HK, Bantham A, Geller AC, Rukavina MA, Emmons KM, Yatsko P, Restuccia R. Anchor Institutions: Best Practices to Address Social Needs and Social Determinants of Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 03; 110(3):309-316. PMID: 31944837.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. Ashrafzadeh S, Metlay JP, Choudhry NK, Emmons KM, Asgari MM. Using Implementation Science to Optimize the Uptake of Evidence-Based Medicine into Dermatology Practice. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 May; 140(5):952-958. PMID: 31862108.
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  8. Vinson CA, Clyne M, Cardoza N, Emmons KM. Building capacity: a cross-sectional evaluation of the US Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Implement Sci. 2019 11 21; 14(1):97. PMID: 31752914.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Tavakol DN, Emmons K. Design of a student-led organizational partnership to host an annual statewide Science Olympiad K-12 outreach tournament. Adv Physiol Educ. 2019 Sep 01; 43(3):401-407. PMID: 31408382.
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  10. Geller AC, Emmons KM. The Time Has Come to Enhance Skin Cancer Screening for Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 08 01; 111(8):760-761. PMID: 30802912.
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  11. Geller AC, Keske RR, Haneuse S, Davine JA, Emmons KM, Daniel CL, Gibson TM, Marghoob A, Mertens AC, McDonald AJ, Robison LL, Howell RM, Whitton JA, Coroiu A, Leisenring WM, Armstrong GT. Skin Cancer Early Detection Practices among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Treated with Radiation. J Invest Dermatol. 2019 09; 139(9):1898-1905.e2. PMID: 30959042.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Emmons KM, Gandelman E. Translating behavioral medicine evidence to public policy. J Behav Med. 2019 02; 42(1):84-94. PMID: 30825091.
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  13. Cooley ME, Blonquist TM, Hong F, Nayak MM, Crouter SE, Hayman LL, Jaklitsch MT, Emmons KM, Bueno R. The effect of a lifestyle risk reduction intervention on lifestyle adherence and health-related quality of life in nonsmall cell lung cancer survivors: Feasibility study outcomes. Psychooncology. 2019 04; 28(4):920-923. PMID: 30673155.
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  14. Partridge AH, Ruddy KJ, Barry WT, Greaney ML, Ligibel JA, Sprunck-Harrild KM, Rosenberg SM, Baker EL, Hoverman JR, Emmons KM. A randomized study to improve care for young women with breast cancer at community and academic medical oncology practices in the United States: The Young and Strong study. Cancer. 2019 06 01; 125(11):1799-1806. PMID: 30707756.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Cooley ME, Poghosyan H, Sprunck-Harrild K, Winickoff JP, Edge SB, Emmons KM. Tobacco treatment implementation within 28 commission on cancer accredited programs in the Northeast region of the USA: A pilot study. Transl Behav Med. 2018 09 08; 8(5):706-713. PMID: 29528457.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Lee RM, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Emmons KM, Okechukwu C, Kenney EL, Thayer J, Gortmaker SL. Impact of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Group Randomized Controlled Trial on Children's Food, Beverage, and Calorie Consumption among Snacks Served. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 08; 118(8):1425-1437. PMID: 30055710.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  17. Rebbeck TR, Burns-White K, Chan AT, Emmons K, Freedman M, Hunter DJ, Kraft P, Laden F, Mucci L, Parmigiani G, Schrag D, Syngal S, Tamimi RM, Viswanath K, Yurgelun MB, Garber JE. Precision Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer: Fundamental Principles. Cancer Discov. 2018 07; 8(7):803-811. PMID: 29907587.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Emmons KM, Doubeni CA, Fernandez ME, Miglioretti DL, Samet JM. National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity. Ann Intern Med. 2018 06 05; 168(11):809-814. PMID: 29710235.
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  19. Colditz GA, Emmons KM. Accelerating the Pace of Cancer Prevention- Right Now. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2018 04; 11(4):171-184. PMID: 29519885.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Padek M, Mir N, Jacob RR, Chambers DA, Dobbins M, Emmons KM, Kerner J, Kumanyika S, Pfund C, Proctor EK, Stange KC, Brownson RC. Training scholars in dissemination and implementation research for cancer prevention and control: a mentored approach. Implement Sci. 2018 01 22; 13(1):18. PMID: 29357876.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Haines J, Houghton SC, Emmons KM. Social Support for Changing Multiple Behaviors: Factors Associated With Seeking Support and the Impact of Offered Support. Health Educ Behav. 2018 04; 45(2):198-206. PMID: 28683577.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  22. Blok AC, Blonquist TM, Nayak MM, Somayaji D, Crouter SE, Hayman LL, Colson YL, Bueno R, Emmons KM, Cooley ME. Feasibility and acceptability of "healthy directions" a lifestyle intervention for adults with lung cancer. Psychooncology. 2018 01; 27(1):250-257. PMID: 28426922.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Emmons KM, Colditz GA. Realizing the Potential of Cancer Prevention - The Role of Implementation Science. N Engl J Med. 2017 03 09; 376(10):986-990. PMID: 28273020.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Chan SSC, Cheung YTD, Fong DYT, Emmons K, Leung AYM, Leung DYP, Lam TH. Family-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Smoking Fathers and Nonsmoking Mothers with a Child: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:260-266.e4. PMID: 27989407.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Colditz GA, Emmons KM. The role of universal health coverage in reducing cancer deaths and disparities. Lancet. 2016 Aug 13; 388(10045):638-40. PMID: 27236343.
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  26. Chandler PD, Agboola F, Ng K, Scott JB, Drake BF, Bennett GG, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Emmons KM, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Reduction of Parathyroid Hormone with Vitamin D Supplementation in Blacks: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Nutr. 2015; 1. PMID: 26858840.
    Citations: 1     
  27. Daniel CL, Emmons KM, Fasciano K, Fuemmeler BF, Demark-Wahnefried W. Needs and Lifestyle Challenges of Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer: Summary of an Institute of Medicine and Livestrong Foundation Workshop. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Dec; 19(6):675-81. PMID: 26583632.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Brownson RC, Colditz GA, Dobbins M, Emmons KM, Kerner JF, Padek M, Proctor EK, Stange KC. Concocting that Magic Elixir: Successful Grant Application Writing in Dissemination and Implementation Research. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6):710-6. PMID: 26577630.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Ruddy KJ, Greaney ML, Sprunck-Harrild K, Meyer ME, Emmons KM, Partridge AH. A qualitative exploration of supports and unmet needs of diverse young women with breast cancer. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Sep; 13(9):323-9. PMID: 26859752.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  30. Chandler PD, Giovannucci EL, Scott JB, Bennett GG, Ng K, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Rifai N, Emmons KM, Fuchs CS, Drake BF. Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on C-peptide and 25-hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations at 3 and 6 Months. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 22; 5:10411. PMID: 26095242.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  31. Chandler PD, Scott JB, Drake BF, Ng K, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Emmons KM, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Bennett GG. Impact of vitamin D supplementation on adiposity in African-Americans. Nutr Diabetes. 2015 06 15; 5:e164. PMID: 26075641.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  32. Daniel CL, Armstrong GT, Keske RR, Davine JA, McDonald AJ, Sprunck-Harrild KM, Coleman C, Haneuse SJ, Mertens AC, Emmons KM, Marghoob AA, Elkin EB, Dusza SW, Robison LL, Geller AC. Advancing Survivors' Knowledge (ASK) about skin cancer study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Mar 24; 16:109. PMID: 25873142.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Lathan CS, Waldman LT, Browning E, Gagne J, Emmons K. Perspectives of African Americans on lung cancer: a qualitative analysis. Oncologist. 2015 Apr; 20(4):393-9. PMID: 25795634.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Jackson CL, Redline S, Emmons KM. Sleep as a potential fundamental contributor to disparities in cardiovascular health. Annu Rev Public Health. 2015 Mar 18; 36:417-40. PMID: 25785893.
    Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Greaney ML, Sprunck-Harrild K, Ruddy KJ, Ligibel J, Barry WT, Baker E, Meyer M, Emmons KM, Partridge AH. Study protocol for Young & Strong: a cluster randomized design to increase attention to unique issues faced by young women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 31; 15:37. PMID: 25636332.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Chandler PD, Scott JB, Drake BF, Ng K, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Emmons KM, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Bennett GG. Impact of vitamin D supplementation on adiposity in African-Americans. Nutr Diabetes. 2015 Jan 19; 5:e147. PMID: 25599559.
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  37. Lee RM, Emmons KM, Okechukwu CA, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Cradock AL, Giles CM, deBlois ME, Gortmaker SL. Validity of a practitioner-administered observational tool to measure physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in school-age programs. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Nov 28; 11:145. PMID: 25429898.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  38. Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Syngal S, Suarez EG, Emmons KM. Changes in colorectal cancer screening intention among people aged 18-49 in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2014 Sep 01; 14:901. PMID: 25179871.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  39. Ford JS, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, deMoor J, Emmons KM. Perceptions of risk among childhood and young adult cancer survivors who smoke. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Aug; 22(8):2207-17. PMID: 24659242.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Chandler PD, Giovannucci EL, Scott JB, Bennett GG, Ng K, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Emmons KM, Fuchs CS, Drake BF. Null association between vitamin D and PSA levels among black men in a vitamin D supplementation trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Sep; 23(9):1944-7. PMID: 24974387.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans