Stephanie Wheeler, PhD

Dr. Wheeler is Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a health services researcher and decision scientist, Dr. Wheeler’s research is focused on understanding and improving cancer care quality, access, equity, and value. Her work has examined the comparative effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening interventions in vulnerable populations, disparities in endocrine therapy use among early stage breast cancer patients, financial toxicity of cancer treatment, and comparative and cost effectiveness of various treatments, technologies, and policies across clinical domains. Her work has resulted in more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 100 presentations at national conferences, symposia, and other public venues. Dr. Wheeler is fully funded on externally-sponsored grants and contracts from the NCI, CDC, American Cancer Society (ACS), National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Susan G Komen for the Cure. She is the Principal Investigator leading the national, multisite, NCI- and CDC-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Coordinating Center, which focuses on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer-focused interventions. She also is a Principal Investigator of the NCI-funded Cancer Care Quality Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program at UNC and Co-Director of the NCI-funded Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program, Region 1 South.