7th Annual DFMPHS Research Day

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences proudly presents our 7th Annual Research Day, which was held on: 

Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 8:30 Am - 11:30 Am Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Please click here to browse our Research Day 2023 Program. 

Keynote Talk 

Hayley S. Thompson

Hayley S. Thompson, PhD

"Finding Your Voice in Research: Application of Public Health Critical Race Praxis"

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University and the inaugural Associate Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI), an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. In this role, she established KCI's Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) and serves as its founding faculty supervisor. She is also founding director of the emerging Wayne State University Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge (CHECK-UP). She is a clinical psychologist whose research addresses racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes. Her primary focus is community-based research, including investigations of cancer survivorship. She has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient-Centered Outcomes and Research Institute, and other agencies and foundations. She is currently a co-principal investigator on the NCI-funded African American Resilience in Surviving Cancer (ARISE) Study. Her research also addresses sociocultural assessment in diverse populations. She led the development of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale (GBMMS), widely used in health disparities research, administered in over 100 published, peer-reviewed studies. She currently directs Michigan Cancer HealthLink, a community-academic partnership to build research capacity in diverse communities within Karmanos Cancer Institute's 46-county catchment area with 90+ community members involved in contributing to Karmanos' research agenda statewide.  Within CHECK-UP, she oversees the Community Health Scholars Program, designed to support metro Detroit residents in building and applying research skills, and co-directs the Faith Community Research Network, a local collaborative of African American faith-based organizations.

Schedule at a Glance

  • 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM - Welcome 
  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Keynote Speaker 
  • 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM - Student Award Talks 
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Poster Session and Closing 

Student Award Talks

Medical Resident Excellent Abstract Awardee 

Master of Public Health Student Excellent Abstract Awardee 

Medical Student Excellent Abstract Awardee 

Poster Sessions

  1 2 3
Theme Health of Patients and Healthcare Workers Community Public Health Healthcare Management 
Moderator Youcheng Liu Julie Gleason-Comstock Elizabeth Towner
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Preti Chowdhury Abigale Vaquera  Deepika Baskar
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM Beza Sahile, MD Haria Henry, MD Amaan Dawood, MD
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Maria Tjilos, MPH Madeleine Reardon Abdullah Hafid, MD
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Sahar Elmenini Felicia Frabis, MPH Leo Brayman, MD
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM Jessica Zhao Zechariah Jean Jose Almonte, MD
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Margo Mekjian  Catherine Maples  


Health of Patients and Healthcare Workers 

Community Public Health

Healthcare Management