Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Cancer Screening

Closed to further applications
Faculty Member: 

Sasha Thomas

Proposal Description:

While black adults are no more likely to smoke than non-Hispanic white adults in the US, they are more likely to die from smoking attributable illnesses. To unpack drivers of these disparities, this project will use nationally representative datasets to estimate trends in cancer screening and diagnosis by race, and assess effects of key health policy changes on these trends. Research assistance is sought to review relevant literature, clean and code two key datasets, and conduct preliminary analyses under Dr. Friedman’s guidance, along with other tasks that may come up related to this project.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Coursework in econometrics, a basic knowledge of Stata, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.