Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations

Ken Resnicow, PhD

Ken Resnicow, PhD, is the Irwin M. Rosenstock Collegiate Professor of Public Health in the Health Behavior and Health Education department of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Cancer Center Director of Health Disparities Research. Dr. Resnicow is an internationally recognized expert in design and evaluation of health promotion interventions and motivational interviewing (MI), and is a leading expert in conceptualizing and designing culturally sensitive community-based interventions for health promotion. He is also an expert in community-based interventions for nutrition, physical activity, and smoking prevention in minorities. Dr. Resnicow specializes in theory-based tailoring including ethnic identity and self-determination theory. His research interests include the design and evaluation of health promotion programs for special populations, particularly cardiovascular and cancer prevention interventions for African Americans; understanding the relationship between ethnicity and health behaviors; and motivational interviewing for chronic disease prevention. He has worked extensively with numerous universities, research and practitioner groups worldwide as well as health voluntary (e.g., American Cancer Society, American Dietetics Association, Academy of Pediatrics) and government agencies, including NIH and CDC.

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