Dr. Veenstra’s interest in health services research is in identifying and exploring factors that influence the delivery of high-value, high-quality cancer care. This includes research on the financial impacts of cancer diagnosis and treatment on patients and their families, and how the availability of employer-based health insurance, job support benefits such as paid sick leave, and patients’ financial burden and worry, affect the delivery of high quality cancer care. She is developing a research program to define and explore the role of spouses, partners, and other important family and non-family supporters in receipt of optimal cancer care, with a focus on issues facing cancer survivors. The goal of this research program is to develop and implement dyadic interventions to improve the receipt of high quality cancer care across the continuum. Dr. Veenstra is a member of the Early Career Faculty Advisory Council.
- M.D., Wayne State University
- M.S., Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., English, University of Michigan
- B.S., Biology, University of Michigan