Meet ChicagoCHEC's Research Projects!
As noted in our mission, meaningful scientific discovery or research is one avenue ChicagoCHEC takes to advance cancer health equity. CHEC out the links below to learn more about our current active research projects as well as completed projects.
SHARED Full Project
Pheonix (Alicia) Matthews, Karriem Watson, Josef Ben Levi, Marcus Murray, and David O'Dell
We focus our Citizen Scientists efforts in this study on leveraging their social networks to engage AAM and supporting and enhancing an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) evidence-based Decision Aid (DA) that promotes shared decision making and subsequent lung cancer screening. The primary research question to be tested is whether lung cancer screening rates are higher among eligible AAM who receive a culturally targeted version of the AHRQ lung cancer screening decision-aid compared to the non-targeted decision-aid.
Engaging AAM as Citizen Scientists is expected to improve outreach and respond to the needs communities that may traditionally be “unengaged” in the research process and provides an opportunity for the group at the most increased risk for lung cancer, AAM, to directly drive uptake of evidence based screening.