Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., MPH
Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., MPH, is responsible for conducting and overseeing qualitative and mixed-method research and data analyses across multiple projects focused on patient engagement and its potential impact on patient’s care experiences and health outcomes.
Dr. Halley’s current research includes an ethnographic study examining how patients diagnosed with breast and colorectal cancer and their relatives negotiate the genetic counseling and testing process. She also manages the Partners in Medical Decision Making Program, a demonstration project funded by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (IMDF) to study the best methods for implementing decision aid use in primary care practice, and the Zone of Openness project, a pilot study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to examine the comparative effectiveness of multiple interventions for activating and engaging patients in routine clinical care.
Dr. Halley received her doctorate in medical anthropology and her master’s degree in public health from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to research in patient engagement, Dr. Halley has worked on a variety of health topics that have integrated her social science and public health training, conducting research in both domestic and international settings. Her dissertation research examined the impact of rapid cultural change on adolescent sexual relationships in rural Tanzania. In addition to her current research interests related to patient engagement, she particularly interested in exploring methods for engaging children and adolescents in their health care and medical decision-making.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
, address: 795 El Camino Real, Ames Building
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2302
, phone: (650) 330-5870
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The goal of this project is to adapt an evidence-based group lifestyle intervention for adults (the Group Lifestyle Balance curriculum) for overweight and obese PAMF adolescent patients and to identify the most effective method of delivering this new intervention to this patient population.
Investigator: Kristen M.J. Azar, R.N., BSN, MSN/MPH, Consulting Investigator, Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Scientist, Lisa Goldman Rosas, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Scientist
This study will use in-depth interviews & structured surveys to identify the underlying factors shaping low-income Latinas' breast cancer treatment experiences.
Investigator: Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Scientist
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