What drives me is the prospect of improving care for cancer patients throughout their lives. The cancer journey does not end at remission, and my goal is to contribute to research that helps provide the best care possible to anyone diagnosed with cancer.”
Jessica Star, MA, MPH, is an associate scientist II in the Risk Factors & Screening Surveillance Research team within the Surveillance & Health Equity Science department at the American Cancer Society (ACS). She analyzes modifiable cancer risk factors. She also focuses on disparities in cancer care and screening with a particular focus in cancer treatment in Community Health Centers.
Starting with the 2022-2023 report, Jessica will also be a member of the team that publishes the Cancer Prevention & Early Detection (CPED) Facts & Figures.
Star’s research interests include:
For a list of Star's publications, visit her Google Scholar page.
Jessica lives in Smyrna, GA with her partner. She can usually be found baking bread or spoiling her dog.
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