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Meet the Team

Theresa Gillespie, Ph.D., MA, BSN, FAAN

Co-PI & Professor

​Dr. Gillespie has extensive experience in clinical oncology, clinical trials, and cancer research. Her research has focused on disparities experienced by urban underserved, rural, minority, and under-represented populations across the continuum of care. Currently, she is Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing.   She has served in leadership roles in the Winship Cancer Institute for the past two decades, including Director of Clinical Research and Deputy Director, and as Co-Director of the Winship Cancer Institute’s Health Disparities Initiative. She previously was Director of Health Services Research at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  As Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on numerous grants, Dr. Gillespie has been funded by the NCI and other NIH institutes; CDC; DOD; Veterans Affairs; American Cancer Society, Avon, and Movember Foundation.  Her funded studies have focused on decision-making by patients, the public and clinicians; risk communication; quality and outcomes in healthcare; and educational interventions to improve risk comprehension, guideline concordant care, and outcomes.

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