Phoenix Matthews, PhD

Title & Department

Professor

Health Systems Science

College of Nursing

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Phone: 312-996-7885

Email: aliciak@uic.edu

Dr. Phoenix A. Matthews is a professor in the College of Nursing and clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in examining determinants of cancer-related health disparities with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. They have expertise in the development and evaluation of culturally targeted and community-based cancer risk reduction interventions.  

Dr. Phoenix Matthews is nationally and internationally known for their health disparities research with underserved populations. They have more than 25 years of experience in examining determinants of cancer-related health disparities with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Their recent research focuses on the use of community-based and culturally targeted health promotion interventions to reduce risk factors associated with cancer disparities including smoking cessation treatments.

Dr. Matthews has served as the PI of five NIH funded grants and co-investigator for several others and is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Currently, they are the co-director of the Center for Translational Sciences Recruitment and Retention Program and the co-investigator for three NIH funded pipeline development grants aimed at reducing health inequalities.

She is known for her health disparities research with underserved populations.

Education

PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

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