The Cullen Trust for Health Care Chair in the Department of Health Disparities Research supports advances in cancer prevention, control and treatment in real-world, community-based settings by bringing together researchers and community members to help solve problems. Every year, funds from this endowment at MD Anderson advance research and/or technologies focusing on cancer health disparities. As a result, minority communities in Texas receive assistance initiating and engaging in research in a variety of ways, including advocating and providing support for cancer clinical trials.
The Cullen Trust for Health Care Chair also helps train the next generation of cancer disparities researchers. Endowed funds help support a program that pairs MD Anderson experts in cancer disparities with students new to their fields for mentored research experiences.
Lorna McNeill, Ph.D., M.P.H., is professor and chair of Health Disparities Research and the current holder of The Cullen Trust for Health Care Chair. Her research aims to understand the influence of social contextual determinants of cancer in minorities. She studies minority and underserved communities such as public housing developments, Black churches, community-based clinics and low-income neighborhoods.
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