Dr. Hawley’s primary research is in decision-making related to cancer prevention and control, particularly among racial/ethnic minority and underserved populations. She has a specific focus on understanding the role of patient preferences and patient-physician communication in use of screening and treatment services and in reducing health disparities. Dr. Hawley's research projects focus on understanding breast cancer treatment decision-making among racial/ethnic minority women, and evaluating the impact of a preference-tailored decision aid for increasing colon cancer screening in diverse primary care patients. She is also a member of the IHPI Institute Leadership Team (ILT) as faculty lead for IHPI’s Education and Training Workgroup.
- Ph.D., Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- M.P.H., Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University
- B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan