Lorraine Tiera Dean, Sc.D.

  • Joint Appointment in Oncology

Research Interests

Health disparities; social determinants (residential segregation, healthcare system distrust); cancer survivorship ...read more



  • Joint Appointment in Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • Sc.D.; Harvard University School of Public Health (Massachusetts) (2010)
  • B.A.; University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) (2003)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Armstrong K, McMurphy S, Dean L, Micco E, Putt M, Hughes-Halbert C, Schwartz S, Sankar P, Pyertiz R, Bernhardt B, Shea JA.: Differences in the Patterns of Health Care System Distrust between Blacks and Whites. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(6): 827-833, February 2008. PMCID: PMC2517897

Dean LT, Subramanian SV, Williams DR, Armstrong KA, Charles CZ, Kawachi, I.:  The role of Social Capital in African-American women’s use of mammography. Social Science & Medicine. Elsevier, 104: 148-156, March 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.057. PMCID: PMC3942669 PMID: 24581073

Dean LT, Hillier A, Chau H, Subramanian SV, Williams DR, Kawachi, I. Can you party your way to better health? A Propensity Score Analysis of Block Parties and Health. Social Science & Medicine. Elsevier, 138: 201-209, August 2015. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.019. PMCID: PMC4500646 PMID: 26117555 

Dean LT, DeMichele A, Lee SQ, Colameco C, Stephens A, LeBlanc M, Coursey M, Mao JJ. Black Cancer Survivors Experience Greater Upper Extremity Disability. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 154(1):117-125, November 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3580-3. PMCID: PMC4623964 PMID: 26420404

Dean LT, Zhang X, Latif N, Giuntoli R, Lin L, Haggerty A, Kim S, Shalowitz D, Stashwick C, Simpkins F, Burger R, Morgan M, Ko E, Schmitz KH. Disparities in Functional Independence after Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. March 2016. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3185-3 PMID: 27025595

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