Staff: Megan Roberts, Ph.D.
Megan Roberts, Ph.D.
Cancer Prevention Fellow
- Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
- Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Megan Roberts, Ph.D., was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Behavioral Research Program.
Dr. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. At UNC, she was a Cancer Control Education Program predoctoral fellow. Dr. Roberts is interested in research that supports policies and clinical practices that reduce racial disparities in cancer prevention and treatment. Her dissertation research examined racial disparities in the uptake and use of a tumor gene-profiling test (Oncotype DX) that guides adjuvant treatment decisions for women with breast cancer.
Dr. Roberts' research interests include not only issues of access and cost of genetic technologies, but also communication about and implementation of genetic technologies in clinical care and prevention.
In August 2018, Dr. Roberts became an assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Current and/or past BRP mentors include William Klein.
- Implementation science
- Health services research
- Precision screening and treatment
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Roberts MC, Wood EM, Gaieski JB, Bradbury AR. Possible barriers for genetic counselors returning actionable genetic research results across state lines. Genet Med 2017 Apr 20.
- Roberts MC, Dusetzina SB The effect of a celebrity health disclosure on demand for health care: trends in BRCA testing and subsequent health services use. J Community Genet 2017 Apr; 8(2):141-146.
- Roberts MC, Miller DP, Shak S, Petkov VI. Breast cancer-specific survival in patients with lymph node-positive hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer and Oncotype DX Recurrence Score results in the SEER database. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2017 Jun; 163(2):303-310.
- Roberts MC, Taber JM, Klein WM. Engagement with Genetic Information and Uptake of Genetic Testing: the Role of Trust and Personal Cancer History. J Cancer Educ 2017 Jan 20.
- Roberts MC, Kennedy AE, Chambers DA, Khoury MJ. The current state of implementation science in genomic medicine: opportunities for improvement. Genet Med 2017 Aug; 19(8):858-863.