BIHE Monthly Seminar – Creation of a research database and infrastructure to understand drivers of care quality and outcomes among breast cancer patients at UIC

Date / Time

September 21, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Garth Rauscher, PhD
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Heath

Dr. Rauscher has a PhD in epidemiology and have conducted research in disparities in breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment for over approximately 15 years.  He is the lead for the Metro Chicago Breast Cancer Registry (MCBCR), which is one of six active registries that contribute demographic, radiology, and population-based breast cancer data to the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Dr. Rauscher has collaborated with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (recently rebranded as Equal Hope) on quality improvement initiatives and research on the quality of breast cancer care for 15 years as well.  He teaches both introductory and advanced epidemiology methods courses at UIC. Much of his research has focused on the role social determinants of health and structural racism on breast cancer disparities.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, College of Medicine and College of Applied Health Sciences.


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