Spencer Joins Univ. of Texas as Asst. Professor

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Jennifer Spencer, former postdoctoral fellow at CHDS, begins as Assistant Professor at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas- Austin in September, 2021. After completing her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spencer joined CHDS in July of 2019 for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Jane Kim and supported by the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s Training in Oncology Population Sciences Program. The training program provides training and mentorship to postdoctoral fellows working to improve cancer care quality and cancer outcomes.

Spencer’s research at CHDS focused on cancer equity, modeling the impact of HPV vaccination on disparate cervical cancer outcomes among traditionally marginalized populations in the U.S. and assessing the value of interventions to increase HPV vaccination. She was a member of the SOGIE health equity research collaborative and served as the President of the Harvard Chan Postdoctoral Association from March 2020 to June 2021. In her new position she will be dually appointed in the Population Health and Internal Medicine departments, and is excited to continue and grow her work in decision modeling and cancer health equity.

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