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Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, EdD

Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, WVU Cancer Institute

Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, EdD, leads the office of Cancer Prevention and Control, the outreach, education, and population-based research arm of the WVU Cancer Institute.

An associate center director at the Cancer Institute and a member of the WVU faculty since 2016, Dr. Kennedy-Rea oversees several funded programs aimed at decreasing the cancer burden in the state. She is an experienced cancer researcher and educator who has served on a number of national advisory and review committees. Additionally, she leads the Community Engagement and Outreach Core for the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and serves as the director of the Mountaineer Health Initiative.

Kennedy-Rea has a special interest in the education and development of healthcare professionals and interdisciplinary team research, as well as addressing patient barriers in medically underserved areas. Areas of cancer focus include cancer health disparities; health literacy; Appalachian culture; breast, cervical, lung, and colorectal cancers; and reaching rural, underserved populations.


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