- chronic disease, colorectal cancer, community health, community-engaged research & practice, disparities, dissemination & implementation research, intervention research, mixed-method study, prevention, qualitative methods, screening
Dr. James’ research focuses on health disparities and inequities, particularly in cancer prevention and control. She uses qualitative and mixed methods and implementation science methods to develop and deliver evidence-based interventions. She collaborates across disciplines and with community health care providers and community members to co-develop research ideas, interventions, and approaches. Dr. James’ research examines how financially-strained individuals approach healthcare as well as multi-level intervention research to promote screening and follow-up for colon and lung cancer. Her intervention work is oriented toward primary care, including rural health settings and federally qualified health centers. Dr. James’ research is funded by NIH.