Advancing Equity Across the Cancer Care Continuum: From Evidence to Implementation and Back Again
Katharine A. Rendle, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health and of Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Deputy Director for Research at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I). She is also the Director of Cancer Implementation Research at the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI), the Associate Director of the Mixed Methods Research Lab, and a full member of the Abramson Cancer Center. At Penn, Dr. Rendle leads a robust research program that integrates diverse quantitative and qualitative methods to improve the effectiveness, equity, and implementation of cancer care delivery. She currently leads three large pragmatic trials funded by the NCI focused on improving cervical and lung cancer care domestically and globally, in addition to several other projects working at the intersection of implementation science, epidemiology, and cancer care. Dr. Rendle earned her PhD in Anthropology and Social Work from the University of Michigan. She also earned her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship.