Name Jennifer Hunter Ph.D, RN
Dr. Hunter’s doctoral degree is in cultural/medical anthropology, and her research program has grown from her interests in end of life care, symptom management, culture, cancer and literacy. Her doctoral research was an ethnographic study of the experience of cervical cancer in Iquitos, Peru. The study identified (1) global, theoretical, and health policy issues that contribute to neglect of cervical cancer in underdeveloped areas of the world, and (2) local and national realities and resources that must be considered to plan relevant and effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs. In the U.S., Dr. Hunter has continued to study cervical cancer issues in vulnerable populations, addressing how culture, language, and literacy impact prevention education. In 2003 – 2004 she was selected as a Fellow of the Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida. Future research interests include addressing long-term consequences of radiation-therapy in cervical cancer survivors, and related symptom-management needs.
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University of Kansas, PhD, Cultural/Medical Anthropology
University of Kansas, MSN, Nursing
University of Tulsa, BSN, Nursing
School of Nursing
Cervical cancer in at-risk populations, international & immigrant health care, cultural competency