Erin E. Kent, PhD

ICF Technical Specialist; Scientific Advisor for the Outcomes Research Branch
NCI Healthcare Delivery Research Program; Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Erin Kent, Ph.D., M.S. is a Scientific Advisor for the Outcomes Research Branch. For five years prior to this new role, she served as an Epidemiologist and Program Director in ORB. Previously, Dr. Kent was a Cancer Prevention Fellow (CPF) in the Office of Cancer Survivorship. In addition to expertise in epidemiology and health services, Dr. Kent has a background in mixed methods research and community-based participatory research. Dr. Kent has led a program of research in informal cancer caregiving, including the establishment of funding opportunities to develop interventions for cancer caregivers (PAR-16-317, PAR-16-318), a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) concept to develop digital platforms to connect cancer caregivers to care delivery teams, and efforts to expand observational research efforts to further characterize caregiver burden. Dr. Kent serves as scientific lead for the SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) linked database on patient-reported outcomes and as senior advisor for the SEER-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (SEER-CAHPS) survey- and claims-linked database on patient experiences with care. Dr. Kent received her PhD from the School of Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine.


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