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Research Interests

Dr. Schoenberg, a medical anthropologist, maintains research interests in cancer prevention and control, employing community-based participatory interventions and qualitative and complementary methodology.

Her research projects a smoking cessation intervention, several cancer screening interventions, and several energy balance studies. Many of these projects employ faith-based approaches, community-engaged orientations, and RCT designs. For example, Dr. Schoenberg’s current projects include several faith-based lay health advisor interventions to prevent cancer (lung, cervical, colorectal, and breast) and an intergenerational diet-exercise program.

In addition, Dr. Schoenberg and colleagues are examining how older adults, their caregivers, and health care providers manage complex multiple morbidities. Throughout Dr. Schoenberg's work, there is an emphasis on the cultural context of health decisions and community-based participatory approaches.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Florida


Master of Science, Univ Of Texas At Austin


Bachelor of Arts, Franklin And Marshall College



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