Nancy Schoenberg, PhD
Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, co-director, Community Engagement and Research, is Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine. As a medical anthropologist and gerontologist, Dr. Schoenberg has been engaged in transdisciplinary, translational research throughout her career with a focus on improving health outcomes among underserved populations, namely older adults, African Americans and rural residents. She uses community-based participatory research (CBPR) and mixed method designs to reduce the burdens of cancer, diabetes, and other chronic conditions among Appalachian residents through various approaches, including faith-placed social network interventions, lay health advisor approaches and provider practice interventions. Currently, Dr. Schoenberg serves as PI on four NIH awards: 1) An Appalachian Cervical Cancer Prevention Project, 2) an Intergenerational CBPR Intervention to Reduce Appalachian Health Disparities, 3) an R21 on Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening for Patients with Multiple Morbidities, and 4) Faith Moves Mountains: An Appalachian Wellness and Cancer Prevention Program.