Dr. Hawley is a co-founder of CanSORT. She is a Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan and a Research Investigator at the Ann Arbor VA Center of Excellence in Health Services Research & Development. Her background is in health services research, and includes a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hawley’s research focuses on understanding and improving decision-making related to cancer prevention and control services. She is specifically interested in evaluating the role of patients’ preferences in cancer-related decision making. Dr. Hawley is also interested in the development and testing of interventions for improving decision making for cancer screening and treatment. Her work is funded by the NCI and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Hawley is active in mentoring post-docs, junior faculty, and physician-scientists via her role at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.

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Selected Publications

Hawley ST, Jagsi R, Morrow M, Janz NK, Hamilton A, Graff JJ, Katz SJ. Social and Clinical Determinants of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. JAMA Surg 2014 [Epub]

Hawley ST, Lillie SE, Morris A, Graff JJ, Hamilton A, Katz SJ. Surgeon-level variation in patients’ appraisals of their breast cancer treatment experiences. Ann Surg Oncol 2013; 20(1):7-14

Hawley ST, Janz NK, Lillie SE, Friese CR, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jain S, Katz SJ.Perceptions of care coordination in a population-based sample of diverse breast cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns 2010; 81

Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Janz NK, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Salem B, Katz SJ. Decision Involvement and Receipt of Mastectomy Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Patients. J Natl Cancer Inst 2009; 101(19):1337-47