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Loren Saulsberry

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Loren Saulsberry is the Assistant Program Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program within the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Assistant Director of Diversity Studies in the UChicago Center for Personalized Therapeutics. As a health policy and health services researcher, Dr. Saulsberry investigates the experiences of vulnerable populations managing chronic conditions, especially those underrepresented and medically underserved. Her research interests include: (1) health policies and services that impact precision medicine delivered across the care continuum from prevention and early detection to cancer outcomes, (2) the relationships between politics and health communication, (3) the determinants contributing to health disparities affecting diverse populations, especially across race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

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    Harvard University , Boston, MAPh.D. 05/2017Health Policy
    Wellesley College, Wellesley, MAB.A.05/2010Neuroscience, English
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    2020 - 2022Human Genetics Scholar, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
    2022K Award, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR)
    2019North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine Travel Award, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University

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    1. David S, Saulsberry L, Pruitt J, Dunnenberger H, Hulick P, Ward C. Effects of Social Determinants and Pharmacogenetic Medication Interactions on 90-Day Hospital Readmissions. Ann Fam Med. 2024 Nov 01; 21(Suppl 3). PMID: 38271180; PMCID: PMC10983206.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Saulsberry L. Medicaid Privatization: Has the Invisible Hand Led Us Astray? JCO Oncol Pract. 2024 Feb 16; OP2300820. PMID: 38364195.
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    3. Lozano P, Randal FT, Peters A, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kibriya MG, Luo J, Shah S, Zakin P, Craver A, Stepniak L, Saulsberry L, Kupfer S, Lam H, Ahsan H, Kim KE. The impact of neighborhood disadvantage on colorectal cancer screening among African Americans in Chicago. Prev Med Rep. 2023 Aug; 34:102235. PMID: 37252073; PMCID: PMC10213351.
      Citations: 2     
    4. Liu S, Morin SB, Bourand NM, DeClue IL, Delgado GE, Fan J, Foster SK, Imam MS, Johnston CB, Joseph FB, Lu Y, Sehrawat U, Su LC, Tavan K, Zhang KL, Zhang X, Saulsberry L, Gibbons RD. Social Vulnerability and Risk of Suicide in US Adults, 2016-2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 04 03; 6(4):e239995. PMID: 37099296; PMCID: PMC10134005.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Saulsberry L, Gunter KE, O'Neal Y, Tanumihardjo J, Gauthier R, Chin MH, Peek ME. "Everything in One Place": Stakeholder Perceptions of Integrated Medical and Social Care for Diabetes Patients in Western Maryland. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 03; 38(Suppl 1):25-32. PMID: 36864266; PMCID: PMC10043057.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Saulsberry L, Bhargava A, Zeng S, Gibbons JB, Brannan C, Lauderdale DS, Gibbons RD. The social vulnerability metric (SVM) as a new tool for public health. Health Serv Res. 2023 08; 58(4):873-881. PMID: 36401593; PMCID: PMC10315381.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Saulsberry L, Olopade OI. Shifting the Paradigm: Reimagining Approaches to Diversifying the Leadership of the Nation's Cancer Centers. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 09 09; 114(9):1209-1211. PMID: 35897142; PMCID: PMC9468282.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Knitter AC, Murugesan M, Saulsberry L, Wan W, Nocon RS, Huang ES, Bolton J, Chin MH, Laiteerapong N. Quality of Care for US Adults With Medicaid Insurance and Type 2 Diabetes in Federally Qualified Health Centers Compared With Other Primary Care Settings. Med Care. 2022 11 01; 60(11):813-820. PMID: 36040020; PMCID: PMC9588553.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Saulsberry L, Singh L, Pruitt J, Ward C, Wake DT, Gibbons RD, Meltzer DO, O'Donnell PH, Cruz-Knight W, Hulick PJ, Dunnenberger HM, David SP. Effect Modification by Social Determinants of Pharmacogenetic Medication Interactions on 90-Day Hospital Readmissions within an Integrated U.S. Healthcare System. J Pers Med. 2022 Jul 15; 12(7). PMID: 35887642; PMCID: PMC9319564.
      Citations: 1     
    10. Saulsberry L, Danahey K, Middlestadt M, O'Leary KJ, Nutescu EA, Chen T, Lee JC, Ruhnke GW, George D, House L, van Wijk XMR, Yeo KJ, Choksi A, Hartman SW, Knoebel RW, Friedman PN, Rasmussen LV, Ratain MJ, Perera MA, Meltzer DO, O'Donnell PH. Applicability of Pharmacogenomically Guided Medication Treatment during Hospitalization of At-Risk Minority Patients. J Pers Med. 2021 Dec 10; 11(12). PMID: 34945816; PMCID: PMC8709436.
      Citations: 1     
    11. Saulsberry L, Danahey K, Borden BA, Lipschultz E, Traore M, Ratain MJ, Meltzer DO, O'Donnell PH. Underrepresented patient views and perceptions of personalized medication treatment through pharmacogenomics. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Nov 01; 6(1):90. PMID: 34725343; PMCID: PMC8560901.
      Citations: 5     
    12. Saulsberry L, Liao C, Huo D. Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Financial Risk and Expenditures in the United States, 2008 to 2017. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 03 01; 112(3):654-662. PMID: 34637883; PMCID: PMC9212189.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Kacew AJ, Strohbehn GW, Saulsberry L, Laiteerapong N, Cipriani NA, Pearson AT, Kather JN. Artificial Intelligence Can Cut Costs While Maintaining Accuracy in Colorectal Cancer Genotyping. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:630953. PMID: 34168975; PMCID: PMC8217761.
      Citations: 10     
    14. Kang MM, Hasan Y, Waller J, Saulsberry L, Huo D. Has Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Radiation Therapy Become the Standard of Care in the United States? An Updated Report from National Cancer Database. Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 01; 22(1):e8-e20. PMID: 34257001; PMCID: PMC8934112.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Saulsberry L, Olopade OI. Precision oncology: Directing genomics and pharmacogenomics toward reducing cancer inequities. Cancer Cell. 2021 06 14; 39(6):730-733. PMID: 34019805; PMCID: PMC8323992.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Saulsberry L, Peek M. Financing Diabetes Care in the U.S. Health System: Payment Innovations for Addressing the Medical and Social Determinants of Health. Curr Diab Rep. 2019 11 20; 19(11):136. PMID: 31748950; PMCID: PMC7224445.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Saulsberry L, Seo V, Fung V. The Impact of Changes in Medicaid Provider Fees on Provider Participation and Enrollees' Care: a Systematic Literature Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 10; 34(10):2200-2209. PMID: 31388912; PMCID: PMC6816688.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Saulsberry L, Fowler EF, Nagler RH, Gollust SE. Perceptions of politicization and HPV vaccine policy support. Vaccine. 2019 08 14; 37(35):5121-5128. PMID: 31296376.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Saulsberry L, Pace LE, Keating NL. The Impact of Breast Density Notification Laws on Supplemental Breast Imaging and Breast Biopsy. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08; 34(8):1441-1451. PMID: 31144277; PMCID: PMC6667574.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Saulsberry L, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. . Challenges confronting African Americans and Hispanics living with chronic illness in their families. Chronic Illness. 2016; 4(12):281-291. View Publication.
    21. Saulsberry L, Price M, Hsu J. . Insurance coverage & Whither Thou Goest for health information in 2012. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2014; 4(4):E1-E23. View Publication.
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