Visiting Professorship Lecture: Aaron Diehr, “Community-Engaged Research in Rural Southern Illinois”

May 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Doll and Hill Room #2131, Taylor Avenue Building, 2nd Floor, 600 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Aaron Diehr, PhD, assistant professor at Southern Illinois University, will give a Visiting Professorship Lecture on Monday, May 6 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Doll & Hill room of the Taylor Avenue Building.

The title of the talk is “Community-Engaged Research in Rural Southern Illinois: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Promising Approaches in Cancer Prevention and Control.” Find description of the talk on the flyer.

Dr. Diehr is interested in rural cancer prevention and control—currently specific to southernmost Illinois and the IDR—with foci in (a) how racial/ethnic minority status intersects with rurality to create unique approaches and barriers to cancer control, (b) how faith community nurses/parish nurses might be leveraged to deliver EBPs to reduce barriers and increase colorectal cancer screening in rural communities, and (c) unique methods by which patient navigation and health communication might be improved in rural areas lacking broadband access and other common channels for communication