Jeffrey A Stone, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program


My research on cancer health disparities focuses on two big questions about the role of implicit bias among healthcare providers: (1) Does implicit stereotyping of Hispanic patients by health professionals (e.g., residents, nursing and medical students) impact medical decisions and interactions related to cancer prevention (e.g., smoking cessation), and (2) does completing workshops on the psychology of implicit bias reduce implicit stereotyping of Hispanic patients. I have published papers and book chapters on stereotyping, prejudice, and prejudice reduction, many of which document the bias processes that contribute to ethnic and racial disparities in health. 

Cancer Focus

Our research examines implicit biases toward specific cancer patient groups (e.g., cervical and lung cancer) and the effectiveness of training oncology care providers for reducing implicit bias.