Theresa Hastert

Theresa Hastert

Theresa Hastert

Position Title

Assistant Professor
Population Science

Mailing Address

4100 John R MM04EP
Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone

313-578-4261

Office Fax

313-578-4306

Education Training

Education
(2013)  Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(2005)  M.P.P., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
(2000)  B.A. with Honors, Communication Studies and Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Postgraduate Training
(2014-2015)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University Department of Oncology, Detroit, MI
(2013-2014)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
(2013)  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2015-Present)  Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI

Other Appointments
(2014-Present)  Member, Karmanos Cancer Insititute, Detroit, MI
(2004-2008)  Senior Research Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA

Major Professional Societies

American Society for Preventive Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society for Behavioral Medicine

Honors and Awards

(2020) Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
(2020) National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(2018) College Teaching Award - Wayne State University School of Medicine
(2017) Mentored Research Scholar Grant Recipient - American Cancer Society
(2017) Pilot Scholar of the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
(2015) National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Courses taught

FPH 7240: Introduction to Epidemiology

Research Interests

My research interests include health disparities, socioeconomic factors, health behaviors, and cancer outcomes. My current work focuses on cancer survivorship and on the financial and employment consequeces of cancer, particularly among underserved populations.

Publications

Hastert TA, McDougall JA, Strayhorn SM, Nair M, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Schwartz AG. Social needs and health-related quality of life among African American cancer survivors: results from the Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study. Cancer. 2021 Feb;127(3):467-75.

Hastert TA, Kirchhoff AC, Banegas MP, Morales JF, Nair M, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Pandolfi S, Baird TE, Schwartz AG. Work changes and individual, cancer-related, and work-related predictors of decreased work participation among African American cancer survivors. Cancer Medicine. 2020 Dec;9(23):9168-9177.

Hastert TA, Ruterbusch JJ, Nair M, Schwartz K, Harper FWK, Noor MI,* Thompson H, Baird TE, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Schwartz AG. Employment outcomes, financial burden, anxiety, and depression among caregivers of African American cancer survivors. JCO Oncology Practice. 2020 Mar;16(3):e221-e233.

Hastert TA, Ruterbusch JJ, Nair M, Schwartz K, Harper FWK, Noor MI,* Thompson H, Baird TE, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Schwartz AG. Employment outcomes, financial burden, anxiety, and depression among caregivers of African American cancer survivors. JCO Oncology Practice. 2020 Mar;16(3):e221-e233.

Hastert TA, Kyko JM, Reed AR, Harper FWK, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Baird T, Schwartz AG. Financial hardship and quality of life among African American and white cancer survivors: The role of limiting care due to cost. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Jul;28(7):1202-1211.

Hastert TA, Young GS, Pennell ML, Padamsee T, Zafar SY, Degraffinreid C, Naughton M, Simon M, Paskett ED. Financial burden among older, long-term cancer survivors: Results from the LILAC study. Cancer Medicine. 2018 Sep;7(9):4261-4272. PMID: 30019387

Hastert TA, Gong J, Campos H, Baylin A. Physical activity patterns and metabolic syndrome in Costa Rica. Prev Med. Jan 2015;70:39-45. NIHMSID #643669

Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Sheppard L, White E. Disparities in cancer incidence and mortality by area-level socioeconomic status: a multilevel analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. Feb 2015;69(2):168-176.

Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Sheppard L, White E. Adherence to the WCRF/AICR cancer prevention recommendations and cancer-specific mortality: results from the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study. Cancer Causes & Control. May 2014;25(5):541-552. PMCID: 4009723

Hastert TA, Beresford SA, Patterson RE, Kristal AR, White E. Adherence to WCRF/AICR cancer prevention recommendations and risk of post-menopausal breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Sept 2013;22:1498-1508. PMCID: 3774119

 

Faculty Status

Population Science

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