Megan Huchko, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She practices as an ob/gyn generalist and specializes in cervical cancer prevention through clinical work in the UCSF and Mount Zion Dysplasia clinics and through global women's health research. Her research focuses on optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer among vulnerable women in settings where health disparities occur. ABOUT THE LECTURE: Cervical cancer is a global health issue that disproportionately affects women in low-resource settings. In recent years, large-scale trials have shown that low-cost and low-tech screening strategies can be effective in decreasing the incidence of cervical precancer and cancer, yet the vast majority of women in low-resource settings lack access to life-saving services. Implementation science provides a systematic way to evaluate the factors that can impede or facilitate access to cervical cancer prevention, ultimately bridging the gap between evidence and public health impact.
Thursday, January 14, 2016