Dr. Roetzheim is leading several NIH-funded health disparities research initiatives including the Patient Navigator Research Program and the Center for Equal Health. These initiatives seek to understand the causes of cancer health disparities and to develop effective interventions to reduce or eliminate health disparities. Dr. Roetzheim is conducting ACS-funded research on the impact of primary medical care on cancer outcomes. These studies are examining whether deficiencies in primary care are in part responsible for late-stage diagnosis and higher cancer mortality. Dr. Roetzheim also has interest in sun protection of children and has completed an NCI-funded school-based intervention to improve hat use of children at schools.