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Health Outcomes and Behavior Aims

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The goal of the Health Outcomes & Behavior (HOB) Research Program is to improve cancer outcomes by understanding and intervening on the behavior of individuals, social networks, healthcare systems, and communities. The HOB Program has three specific aims:

Aim 1: To reduce the burden of tobacco-related cancers by understanding mechanisms of addiction and by developing and implementing evidence-based interventions to reduce tobacco use across diverse and high-risk populations.

Aim 2: To expand utilization of cancer prevention and detection services through the development and implementation of multilevel interventions focusing on individual-, provider-, systems-, and community-level barriers and facilitators.

Aim 3: To improve quality of survivorship across diverse populations through innovative research to identify and intervene on the short- and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment.