Office of Health Disparities Research

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Researchers

September 3, 2014

Celine M. Vachon, Ph.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Vachon.Celine@mayo.edu Research Summary Genetics, epidemiology, breast cancer, risk factors, MGUS, breast density, Hispanic The research program of Celine M. Vachon, Ph.D., has focused on cancer and in particular, genetic epidemiology to understand cancer through investigating early markers on the carcinogenic pathway, including mammographic density and benign breast disease in context of […]

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September 3, 2014

Jon C. Tilburt, M.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Tilburt.Jon@mayo.edu Research Summary Prostate cancer, cancer communication, shared decisionmaking, Native American, men’s health Jon C. Tilburt, M.D., conducts research focused on improving care by affirming the dignity of patients and families, the integrity of health care professionals, and empathic care for all patients. He investigates challenges in and opportunities to improve […]

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Tags: American Indian, health disparities, Jon C. Tilburt M.D., Mayo Clinic, men's health, Minnesota researcher, prostate cancer, researcher


September 3, 2014

Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Stewart.Elizabeth@mayo.edu Research Summary Uterine fibroids, leiomyomas, hysterectomy, alternatives to hysterectomy, African American women Elizabeth A. (Ebbie) Stewart, M.D., is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic. Her work centers on uterine fibroids, the leading cause of hysterectomy and a disease with […]

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Tags: African American women, Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart M.D., health disparities, leiomyomes, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, uterine fibroids


September 3, 2014

Irene G. Sia, M.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Sia.Irene@mayo.edu Research Summary Community-based participatory research, immigrant and refugee health, health promotion among disparities, community health Irene G. Sia, M.D., is a consultant in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic and also works with various local community organizations and academic institutions in Rochester, Minnesota, to address health issues important […]

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Tags: community-based participatory research, health disparities, Irene G. Sia M.D., Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher


September 3, 2014

Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D.

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Location Scottsdale, Arizona Research Summary Obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes prevention, youth, adolescents, insulin resistance, exercise, physical activity Gabriel Shaibi, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University; and a Mayo Clinic research affiliate. Dr. Shaibi’s research focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic disease […]

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Tags: Arizona researcher, diabetes, Gabriel Shaibi Ph.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, metabolic symdrome, obesity, researcher


September 3, 2014

Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact RadeckiBreitkopf.Carmen@mayo.edu Research Summary Cancer continuum, women’s cancers, behavioral science, research participation decisionmaking, vulnerable and diverse populations as research volunteers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D., conducts research focused on understanding and reducing disparities in health that may result from patient-related factors, including sociodemographics, English language proficiency, and cultural beliefs about health and disease. […]

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September 3, 2014

Sean Phelan, Ph.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Phelan.Sean@mayo.edu Research Summary Stigma, weight bias, obesity, prejudice, discrimination, implicit bias, stereotyping, communication, patient-centered care, LGBT, race, SES Sean Phelan, Ph.D., conducts research focused on the impact of stigma on health and health care. Dr. Phelan studies the effect of health care provider biases and attitudes on the quality and content […]

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, patient-centered care, researcher, Sean Phelan Ph.D., weight bias


September 3, 2014

Wesley O. Petersen, Ph.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact Petersen.Wesley@mayo.edu Research Summary Breast and prostate screening, health behavior change, community-based participatory research, Native American Wesley O. Petersen, Ph.D., conducts research predominantly with American Indians and Alaska Natives. Dr. Petersen has served as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, and co-investigator on a variety of projects involving tribes in the Midwest, the Southwest […]

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Tags: Alaska Natives, American Indians, community-based participatory research, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, Wesley O. Petersen Ph.D.


September 3, 2014

Christi A. Patten, Ph.D.

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Location Rochester, Minnesota Contact patten.Christi@mayo.edu Research Summary Behavioral science, tobacco cessation, behavioral health interventions, Native American, Alaska Native, mammography screening Christie A. Patten, Ph.D., conducts research related to tobacco cessation in Alaska Native women and youth. Her current studies aim to: 1) develop a behavioral intervention for tobacco cessation that is culturally appropriate for youth […]

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Tags: American Indians, behavioral science, Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, tobacco cessation


September 3, 2014

Okamoto, Janet M. Ph.D.

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Location Scottsdale, Arizona Contact Okamoto.Janet@mayo.edu Research Summary Janet Okamoto, Ph.D., joined Mayo Clinic in Arizona in October 2012 and works with Scott J. Leischow, Ph.D., as a research associate focused on network analysis and health behavior and organizational influences. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Okamoto spent two years as a Cancer Research Training Award […]

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