Helen Parsons, PhD, MPH
My research focuses on the benefits, risks, and results of healthcare interventions so that patients, clinicians and policy makers can make more informed decisions. I have expertise in mixed-methods research, employing a combination of clinical registries, administrative data (e.g., Medicare), surveys and focus groups to understand how adoption of new programs and policies influence reimbursement and health outcomes. Much of my work focuses on cancer survivorship, where I have expertise in implementation and evaluation of large survivorship studies, including the development and use of survey and administrative data to examine health and psychosocial outcomes.My overall goal is to identify effective strategies to improve the quality and value of healthcare.
Awards and Recognition
- The Presidential Distinguished Junior Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center (2016)
- The Michael Kamin Hart Award of Excellence in Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario (2013)
- AcademyHealth Outstanding Dissertation Award (2012)