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Projects

jan_jennifer Studies have consistently shown disparities in access to cancer care and the quality of treatment received in minority and vulnerable populations. Achieving the highest level of health for everyone will require creative and sustained efforts to eliminate intended and unintended practices that drive inequalities. Drawing from the diverse skills of her students and staff, Dr. Eberth conducts studies to discover the existence and causes of systematic disparities in South Carolina and more broadly throughout the U.S. By uncovering these disparities, policies and programs can be developed and tailored to the populations affected, moving us further towards a reality of health equity.

Since 2013, when Dr. Eberth joined the University of South Carolina, she has produced >50 peer-reviewed publications and been awarded over 1.5 million dollars in research funds from organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Office of Rural Health Policy, Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Affiliate, South Carolina Cancer Alliance, and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

 

Current Projects

EDEN Study

The Early Detection of Lung Cancer in WomEN (EDEN) Study aims to determine the feasibility of recruiting women for low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in the mammography setting.

CASPER Study

This study seeks to address gaps in our knowledge about geographic patterns in access to colonoscopy, insurance coverage and the impacts on patient outcomes.


 

Completed Projects

part_200PART Study

The purpose of this study is to explore racial/ethnic differences in knowledge and myths regarding radiation therapy for breast cancer among a sample of women diagnosed with breast cancer in South Carolina.

LUNA Study

The aim of this study is to investigate and promote knowledge and awareness of low-dose lung cancer screening for patients at high risk of lung cancer among primary care physicians, patients, policymakers and stakeholders in South Carolina.

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MamCap Study

The goal of this project was to estimate mammography capacity at the small area level and characterize clusters of geographically contiguous small areas with inadequate mammography capacity.

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HPVaccine

The purpose of this study is to describe the county-level geographic distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage among adolescent females in Texas using multilevel small area estimation.

ProjectLUNG

The goal of this study is to determine physicians’ knowledge gaps and screening barriers to develop interventions that will increase their competence in discussing the risks/benefits of screening and their awareness of the recommended screening guidelines.