Healthcare System Approaches to Achieve Equity in Cancer Pain Management

Event Type:
July 12, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Event Series

Achieving Equity in Cancer Pain Management

In this webinar, three experts explored systems-level solutions for providing cancer pain management to patients. Specifically, they discussed an actionable framework for addressing disparities in cancer care, particularly the ways in which patient navigation and care coordination can be implemented. The webinar concluded with a moderated panel discussion.

The Achieving Equity in Cancer Pain Management Webinar Series is hosted by the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The series uses a multilevel perspective to examine the factors that individually and jointly affect disparities in the quality and outcomes of cancer pain management, and considers approaches to reduce the unequal burden of suffering.


Karen Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Radiation Oncology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Niharika Dixit, M.D.
Niharika Dixit, M.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Medical Director, Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program

Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship and Navigation Program

UCSF at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Population & Data Sciences

Co-Leader, Population Science & Cancer Control

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Amanda Acevedo, Ph.D.

Cancer Research Training Fellow, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch
NCI Behavioral Research Program

Michelle Doose, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellow, Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch
NCI Healthcare Delivery Research Program

Organizing Committee Members

Amanda Acevedo, Ph.D., 

NCI Behavioral Research Program

Rebecca Ferrer, Ph.D., 

NCI Behavioral Research Program

Sandra Mitchell, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., 

NCI Healthcare Delivery Research Program

Jamie Arndt, Ph.D., 

University of Missouri

Angela Bryan, Ph.D.,

University of Colorado

Last Updated
March 16, 2022