Associate Center Director, Community Outreach & Engagement (COE)
Director, Center for Health Equity & Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP),
Faculty Supervisor, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE)
Mid-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, Community Outreach and Engagement (COE), Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
(2017-Present) Faculty Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute. Detroit, MI
(2016-2018) Program Leader, Population Studies & Disparities Research Program (PSDR), 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
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO).
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM).
Honors and Awards
(2021) Dr. Gloria Heppner Innovative Science Award, Karmanos Cancer Institute.
(2020) Michigan Cancer Consortium 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award for the Karmanos Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement.
(2019) Honoree, Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic Esteemed Women of Michigan Award. Pontiac, MI.
(2018-2019) Society of Behavioral Medicine 2018 Leadership Institute Fellow.
(2017) Wayne State University Inaugural 2017 Spirit of Community Faculty Engagement Award.
(2017) Recipient, Michigan Cancer Consortium 2017 Spirit of Collaboration for Detroit HealthLink for Equity in Cancer Care – Cancer Action Councils.
(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.
(2013) Michigan Cancer Consortium 2013 Spirit of Collaboration Honorable Mention for the Witness Project of Detroit.
Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine and the inaugural Associate Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI), an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. In this role, she established KCI’s Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) and serves as its founding faculty supervisor. She is also founding director of the emerging WSU Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP), part of CVS Health’s Community Equity Alliance. She is a clinical psychologist whose research addresses racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes. Her primary focus is community-based research, including investigations of cancer survivorship. She has received funding as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Research Institute, and other agencies and foundations. She is currently a co-principal investigator on the NCI-funded African American Resilience in Surviving Cancer (ARISE) Study. Her research also addresses sociocultural assessment in diverse populations. She led the development of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale (GBMMS), widely used in health disparities research, administered in over 120 published, peer-reviewed studies. She currently directs Michigan Cancer HealthLink, a community-academic partnership to build research capacity in diverse communities within Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 46-county catchment area with 90+ community members involved in contributing to Karmanos’ research agenda statewide. Within CHECK-UP, she oversees the Detroit Community Health Equity Alliance, a coalition of 25+ community-based organization that is part of the CVS Health Community Equity Alliance; the Community Health Scholars Program, designed to support metro Detroit residents in building and applying research skills; the Faith Community Research Network, a local collaborative of African American faith-based organizations; and an annual Community-Engaged Research Symposium.
Washington A, Chabaan J, Fakih A, Ford S, Rutledge L, Lilly J, Herrera MY, Kim Y, Thompson HS. "Why is it so necessary?": African American Parents' Perspectives on Delaying and Refusing HPV Vaccination. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 07/01/2023;37(4):373-380. PubMed PMID: 36764888. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2023.01.002.
Mandelblatt JS, Ruterbusch JJ, Thompson HS, Zhou X, Bethea TN, Adams-Campbell L, Purrington K, Schwartz AG. Association between major discrimination and deficit accumulation in African American cancer survivors: The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors Study. Cancer. 05/15/2023;129(10):1557-1568. PubMed PMID: 36935617. doi: 10.1002/cncr.34673.
Aspiras O, Lucas T, Thompson HS, Manning MA. Medical mistrust, culturally targeted message framing, and colorectal cancer screening among African Americans. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 05/04/2023. PubMed PMID: 37140761. doi: 10.1007/s10865-023-00415-9.
Lucas T, Rogers CR, Aspiras O, Manning M, Dawadi A, Thompson HS. Message Framing for Men? Gender Moderated Effects of Culturally Targeted Message Framing on Colorectal Cancer Screening Receptivity among African Americans.. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 04/01/2023;24(2):103-112. PubMed PMID: 37193560. doi: 10.1037/men0000418.
Aspiras O, Lucas T, Thompson HS, Manning MA, Blessman J, Dawadi A, Hirko KA, Penner LA. Culturally targeted message framing and colorectal cancer screening preferences among African Americans. Health Psychology. 01/01/2023;42(1):1-4. PubMed PMID: 36409102. doi: 10.1037/hea0001246.
Dawadi A, Lucas T, Drolet CE, Thompson HS, Key K, Dailey R, Blessman J. Healthcare provider cultural competency and receptivity to colorectal cancer screening among African Americans. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 12/01/2022;27(10):2073-2084. PubMed PMID: 34154479. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2021.1939073.
Hastert TA, Kyko JM, Ruterbusch JJ, Robinson JRM, Kamen CS, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Nair M, Thompson HS, Schwartz AG. Caregiver costs and financial burden in caregivers of African American cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 10/24/2022. PubMed PMID: 36274101. doi: 10.1007/s11764-022-01271-3.
Manning M, Lucas T, Thompson H, Penner L. Results of an African American-targeted norm-based colorectal cancer screening intervention: a pilot study.. Journal of behavioral medicine. 10/07/2022. PubMed PMID: 36205850.
Kamen CS, Hastert TA, Mulvaney M, Hosea F, VanBergen AM, Fakih A, Larkin K, Killingsworth E, Thompson HS. Community-Driven Identification and Adaptation of a Cancer Caregiving Intervention for LGBTQIA Populations. Frontiers in Oncology. 06/21/2022;12:873491. PubMed PMID: 35800052. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.873491.
Trendowski MR, Kyko JM, Lusk CM, Ruterbusch JJ, Hastert TA, Harper FWK, Thompson H, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Schwartz AG. Evaluation of health behaviors and overall quality of life in younger adult African American cancer survivors.. Cancer medicine. 06/02/2022. PubMed PMID: 35655423.
Manning M, Lucas T, Purrington K, Thompson H, Albrecht TL, Penner L. Moderators of the effects of perceived racism and discrimination on cancer-related health behaviors among two samples of African Americans.. Social science & medicine (1982). 04/20/2022:114982. PubMed PMID: 35484000.
Beebe-Dimmer JL, Lusk CM, Ruterbusch JJ, Baird TE, Pandolfi SS, Wenzlaff AS, Hastert TA, Harper FWK, Thompson HS, Schwartz AG. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African American cancer survivors. Cancer. 02/15/2022;128(4):839-848. PubMed PMID: 34706056. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33987.
Schwartz K, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Hastert TA, Ruterbusch JJ, Mantey J, Harper FWK, Thompson HS, Pandolfi S, Schwartz AG. Caregiving burden among informal caregivers of African American cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 08/01/2021;15(4):630-640. PubMed PMID: 33067774. doi: 10.1007/s11764-020-00956-x.
Simon MS, Raychaudhuri S, Hamel LM, Penner LA, Schwartz KL, Harper FWK, Thompson HS, Booza JC, Cote M, Schwartz AG, Eggly S. A Review of Research on Disparities in the Care of Black and White Patients With Cancer in Detroit. Frontiers in Oncology. 07/07/2021;11:690390. PubMed PMID: 34336677. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.690390.