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Allied Health Sciences Faculty Search Talk: Dr. Mark Manning

Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:30am – 12:30pm

Storrs Campus
Koons 217

Join us as we welcome four candidates for a new Assistant Professor position focused on health disparities research.

Please join us for the second candidate's talk (45 minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion)

"Information, Behavioral Decision-Making, and Between-Race Differences in Health Outcomes: Breast Density Notification and Breast Cancer Risk-Concordant Follow-Up"

Between-race differences in how individuals use different types of information for health behavioral decision-making can lead to differences in health outcomes. I have been examining these dynamics in the context of women’s behavioral and psychological responses to receiving breast density notifications in the state of Michigan. I provide background as to why we would expect between-race differences in this context, and will present my own findings relevant to between-race differences in processes and outcomes following receipt of breast density notification. Finally, I will discuss how those findings guide proposed research examining between-race differences in post-notification follow-up behaviors that are concordant with women’s individual breast cancer risk.

Contact:

bambi.mroz@uconn.edu

Allied Health Sciences Department (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy , UConn Master Calendar

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