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Megan Mullins is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her research focuses on improving the quality and equity of cancer care for populations at high risk of poor outcomes from advanced cancer.

Megan A. Mullins, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Peter J. O’Donnell School of Public Health and the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is broadly interested in improving the quality and equity of cancer care for populations at high risk of poor outcomes from advanced cancer, and has expertise in analyzing large population-based, electronic health record, and medical claims datasets, in-depth interviewing, surveying patients and providers, and health disparities research. Dr. Mullins uses mixed-methods approaches for care delivery research to inform the implementation of evidence-based interventions.


She holds a PhD and MPH in Epidemiologic Science from the University of Michigan. She completed a T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Care Delivery Research at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and NRG Oncology, a research base in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program. She is currently a Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar, where she is delineating trajectories of care leading to receipt of low-value end-of-life care among individuals with cancer in North Texas. She is also a national and local leader in the implementation of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data collection for patient-centered cancer care delivery. She has NCI funding and has given numerous talks on SOGI implementation to audiences spanning the NCI Health Disparities Symposium, the AACR Annual Conference on the Science of Health Disparities, and the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Meeting.


Committed to improving cancer care delivery, she has multidisciplinary research and clinical partnerships with oncology, palliative care, geriatrics, primary care, cardiology, and hospital medicine. She is an active member of the OSPH Advancing Implementation & Improvement Science Program, and she is a founding investigator in the Cancer Care Delivery Research Collaborative.

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