Impact of Social and Built Environments on Health-Related Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors

Principal Investigator:
Salma Shariff-Marco, Ph.D., Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Ph.D., David Nelson, Ph.D.
Ann Hamilton (USC), Ph.D., Theresa Keegan, Ph.D. (UC Davis), Alyssa Nickell, Ph.D. (Shanti)
Funding Source:
National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health
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Using data from three population-based cancer survivorship studies appended neighborhood data from the California Neighborhoods Data System, we will assess associations between the social and built environments and health-related quality of life. This study will be the first to look beyond neighborhood SES and segregation by incorporating multiple features of the social and built aspects of neighborhoods into the evaluation of an important outcome in cancer survivorship--HRQOL. It will also be the first to evaluate whether social and built environment features explain HRQOL disparities among cancer survivors.

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