Carolyn J. Heckman, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, RWJMS
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Dr. Heckman is an Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure and is Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Her research focuses on skin cancer prevention and control, with funding from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and Pfizer, and has resulted in the publication of over 100 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Heckman is also interested in implementation science, digital interventions, and tobacco research.
Shawna V. Hudson, PhD
Professor and Chief, Research Division, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS
Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Division of Research, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, RWJMS
Despite an abundance of available research, evidence-based healthcare does not always occur. One of the aims of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Cancer Prevention and Control Program is to foster dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based practices such as the use of the behavioral interventions that members develop and test. In 2018, a D&I Science Working Group was formed to encourage D&I research at Rutgers Cancer Institute. The initial goal of the proposed project is to formalize and expand the D&I Science Working Group. A future goal is to expand and enhance D&I research at the Cancer Institute and Rutgers. This might eventually take the form of an NIH P01 program project grant, formal academic section, Center, or Institute.