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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.
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Academic Article Translating science to practice: community and academic perspectives.
Academic Article A comprehensive worksite cancer prevention intervention: behavior change results from a randomized controlled trial (United States).
Academic Article Factors influencing nutrition education for patients with low literacy skills.
Academic Article Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams.
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Grant 2/2 The University of Massachusetts, Boston - Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Comprehensive Partnership for Cancer Disparities Research
Academic Article Realizing the Potential of Cancer Prevention - The Role of Implementation Science.
Academic Article Design of a student-led organizational partnership to host an annual statewide Science Olympiad K-12 outreach tournament.
Grant Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention Control
Grant The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity
Academic Article Using Implementation Science to Optimize the Uptake of Evidence-Based Medicine into Dermatology Practice.
Academic Article Mentored training and its association with dissemination and implementation research output: a quasi-experimental evaluation.
Academic Article Building the Next Generation of Researchers: Mentored Training in Dissemination and Implementation Science.
Grant Improving Mammography Completion and Follow-Up in Community Health Centers
Academic Article Policy Implementation Science - An Unexplored Strategy to Address Social Determinants of Health.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.