Siddhartha Roy, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Siddhartha Roy's current research examines colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among African Americans/Blacks.
CRC is the third leading cause of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. African Americans/Blacks are at greater risk for developing and dying from CRC compared to other racial/ethnic minorities.
Barriers to CRC screening impact screening utilization and are more common in medically underserved populations, resulting in disparities in screening utilization. As part of an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, Dr. Roy will conduct a pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a program that trains barbers and salon stylists to serve as health advisers for their customers and connects their customers to patient navigators to increase CRC screening uptake (FIT or colonoscopy).
His general research interests include cancer prevention, community-engaged research, health disparities, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and intervention development.
- Prostatic Neoplasms
- African Americans
- African Continental Ancestry Group
- Colorectal Neoplasms
- Feasibility Studies
- Health Literacy
- Patient Preference