Associate Director, Community Outreach Engagement
Office LocationMid-Med Lofts, Suite 3000
87 E Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R.
Mail Code: MM03CB
Detroit, MI 48201
Office Phone(313) 576-9734
Office Fax(313) 576-8270
(1994-1999) Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
(1991-1994) M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
(1987-1991) B.A., Psychology and African American Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
(1999-2001) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Oncological Sciences (formerly the Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center), Program for Cancer Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY
(1998-1999) Clinical and Community Psychology Internship, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
(2019-Present) Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2011-2019) Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2011-Present) Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Division of Community Collaboration and Implementation Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
(2008-Present) Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Program for Cancer Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai Medical School. New York, NY
(2009-2011) Assistant Professor, Division of Community Collaboration and Implementation Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
(2008) Assistant Attending Psychologist/Assistant Member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
(2003-2008) Assistant Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Program for Cancer Prevention and Control & Department of Urology, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, NY
(2001-2002) Instructor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Program for Cancer Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai Medical School. New York, NY
Hospital or Other Professional Appointments
(2018-Present) Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2011-Present) Scientific Member, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Communication and Behavioral Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute. Detroit, MI
(2007) Vice President, Department of Research, Housing Works (non-profit organization providing services related to AIDS and homelessness), Brooklyn, NY
(2000-2003) Training Coordinator, The Witness Project of Harlem (breast and cervical cancer education and outreach), Department of Oncological Sciences, Program for Cancer Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Major Professional Societies
The Society of Behavioral Medicine
Honors and Awards
(2016) Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health Special Interest Group Service Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine.
(2015) Citation Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine's 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions ("Race, Socioeconomic Context, and Post-Treatment Mammography among Breast Cancer Survivors").
(2014) Recipient, Faculty Competition for Post-Doctoral Fellows. Office of the Vice President for Research, Wayne State University.
Dr. Thompson's research seeks to understand and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in cancer prevention and control, specifically screening and survivorship. Her research has focused on the assessment of sociocultural factors that influence cancer screening, and she is creator of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale. Dr. Thompson's research experience further extends to the development of culturally targeted interventions. Dr. Thompson recently received an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant for a five-year project to develop and test video-based interventions to increase post-treatment breast cancer surveillance among Latina breast cancer survivors. She is also a co-Principal Investigator of a NHLBI-funded R01 grant to test interventions supporting colorectal cancer screening and hypertension management among African American men in New York City. She is current Project Director of the Witness Project of Detroit, a faith-based breast cancer education and outreach program.
1. Thompson, H.S., Shelton, R.C., Mitchell, J., Eaton, T.E., & Valera, P. (Provisionally accepted, 2013). Inclusion of Underserved Racial and Ethnic Groups in Cancer Intervention Research Using New Media: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
2. Jandorf, L., Braschi, C., Ernstoff, E., Wong, C.R., Thelemaque,L., Winkel, G., Thompson, H.S., Redd, W.H. & Itzkowitz, S.H. (In press). Culturally Targeted Patient Navigation for Increasing African American's Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
3. Thompson, H.S., Sussner, K.M., Schwartz, M., Edwards, T.A., Forman, A., Jandorf, L., Brown, K., Bovbjerg, D.H., and Valdimarsdottir, H.B. (2012). Receipt of genetic counseling recommendation among Black women at high risk for BRCA mutations. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 16(11), 1257-1262.
4. Shelton, R.C., Winkel, G. , Davis, S., Roberts, N., Valdimarsdottir, H.B., Hall, S.J., & Thompson, H.S. (2010). Validation of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale among urban Black men. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25, 549-55.
5. Davis, S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Diefenbach, M., Hall, S. & Thompson, H.S. (2010). Physician explanation of advantages and disadvantages of PSA test and DRE and its association with prostate cancer screening knowledge among African American men in New York City. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102, 174-182.
6. Thompson, H.S., Edwards, T., Littles, M., Valdimarsdottir, H., Jandorf, L., Bovbjerg, D., Erwin, D., Petersen, B., Romero, J., Lee, S., Karsif, K., & Lewis, T. (2009). Training lay health workers to promote post-treatment breast cancer surveillance in Black breast cancer survivors: Development and implementation of a curriculum. Journal of Cancer Education, 24, 267-274.
7. Thompson, H.S., Littles, M., Jacob, S & Coker, C. (2006). Post-treatment breast cancer surveillance and follow-up care experiences of African-American and African-Caribbean breast cancer survivors: An exploratory qualitative study. Cancer Nursing, 29, 478-487
8. Thompson, H.S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Jandorf, L R & Redd, W. (2004). The Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale: Psychometric properties and association with breast cancer screening. Preventive Medicine, 38, 209-218.
9. Thompson, H.S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Jandorf, L & Redd, W. (2003). Perceived disadvantages and potential abuses of genetic testing for cancer risk among African American, Latina and Caucasian Women. Patient Education and Counseling, 51, 217-227.
10. Thompson, H.S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Duteau-Buck, C. Guevarra, J., Scott, D., Richmond-Avellaneda, C., Amarel, D., Godfrey, D., Scheueer, L. & Offit, K. (2002). Factors associated with BRCA counseling and testing decisions among urban African American women. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 11, 1579-1585
Personal Academic Website: hayleythompson.com