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Maria Thomson, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control

Box 980149
830 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine


PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada (2010)
MS, University of Alberta, Canada (2005)

Research description

My expertise is in the area of cancer communication focusing on patient information needs and decision making. My program of research focuses on 1) Interpersonal communication and decision making in cancer prevention and control, including participation in lifestyle interventions, and 2) Understanding the role of sociocultural factors and disparities in cancer care seeking decisions.

Research keywords

Lifestyle change, caregiver, longitudinal, health equity, rural health, cancer prevention and control

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