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Research interests

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.

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 11 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article

Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with limited health literacy in a community-based sample of older Black Americans

Davis, S. N., Wischhusen, J. W., Sutton, S. K., Christy, S. M., Chavarria, E. A., Sutter, M. E., Roy, S., Meade, C. D. & Gwede, C. K., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient Education and Counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Demography
Psychology
Colorectal Neoplasms
Health

A Qualitative Study to Assess Barber Perceptions of the Feasibility of the Employer as a Health Advisor for Obesity Prevention

Roy, S., Hansen, A. R., Ross, L. & Larson, R., Sep 1 2018, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 12, 5, p. 1450-1462 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
employer
Obesity
Health
health
Workplace
11 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities

Luque, J. S., Roy, S., Tarasenko, Y. N., Ross, L., Johnson, J. & Gwede, C. K., Dec 1 2015, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 30, 4, p. 623-628 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feasibility Studies
African Americans
Prostatic Neoplasms
Education
Interviews