Kristie Foley, PhD
research focuses on the structural factors contributing to disparities in cancer prevention and treatment and the ethical implications that arise.
She is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Davidson College and former Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Dr. Foley is Principal Investigator of a Fogarty International Center R01 "Building Tobacco Research Capacity in Hungary" (R01 TW007927-01).
The Hungarian Ministry of Health has recognized this grant as the leading tobacco research effort in the country, and findings from this initiative will be used to guide tobacco control programs and policy at the state level.
is also PI of a NIDA-funded study "Implementation and Dissemination of Tobacco Cessation Strategies in Free Clinics" (R21 DA024631-01) and PI of an American Cancer Society grant "Colon Cancer Treatment, Surveillance, and Survival among the Poor".
cancer control post-doctoral fellowship (2000-1), Dr. Foley
has made a concerted effort to focus her
career on cancer disparities and uses capacity building and organizational change methods to reduce these disparities.
She has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and serves as a reviewer for many journals.
is also actively engaged in teaching, including courses in public health policy and ethics, biomedical research ethics, global health ethics, and epidemiology and provides mentoring for a number of students writing undergraduate and graduate theses in public health and health care ethics.