Loren Saulsberry is the Assistant Program Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program within the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Assistant Director of Diversity Studies in the UChicago Center for Personalized Therapeutics. As a health policy and health services researcher, Dr. Saulsberry investigates the experiences of vulnerable populations managing chronic conditions, especially those underrepresented and medically underserved. Her research interests include: (1) health policies and services that impact precision medicine delivered across the care continuum from prevention and early detection to cancer outcomes, (2) the relationships between politics and health communication, (3) the determinants contributing to health disparities affecting diverse populations, especially across race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Harvard University
Boston, MA
Ph.D. - Health Policy
2017

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
B.A. - Neuroscience, English
2010

Applicability of Pharmacogenomically Guided Medication Treatment during Hospitalization of At-Risk Minority Patients.
Saulsberry L, Danahey K, Middlestadt M, O'Leary KJ, Nutescu EA, Chen T, Lee JC, Ruhnke GW, George D, House L, van Wijk XMR, Yeo KJ, Choksi A, Hartman SW, Knoebel RW, Friedman PN, Rasmussen LV, Ratain MJ, Perera MA, Meltzer DO, O'Donnell PH. Applicability of Pharmacogenomically Guided Medication Treatment during Hospitalization of At-Risk Minority Patients. J Pers Med. 2021 Dec 10; 11(12).
PMID: 34945816

Underrepresented patient views and perceptions of personalized medication treatment through pharmacogenomics.
Saulsberry L, Danahey K, Borden BA, Lipschultz E, Traore M, Ratain MJ, Meltzer DO, O'Donnell PH. Underrepresented patient views and perceptions of personalized medication treatment through pharmacogenomics. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Nov 01; 6(1):90.
PMID: 34725343

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Financial Risk and Expenditures in the United States, 2008 to 2017.
Saulsberry L, Liao C, Huo D. Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Financial Risk and Expenditures in the United States, 2008 to 2017. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 03 01; 112(3):654-662.
PMID: 34637883

Artificial Intelligence Can Cut Costs While Maintaining Accuracy in Colorectal Cancer Genotyping.
Kacew AJ, Strohbehn GW, Saulsberry L, Laiteerapong N, Cipriani NA, Kather JN, Pearson AT. Artificial Intelligence Can Cut Costs While Maintaining Accuracy in Colorectal Cancer Genotyping. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:630953.
PMID: 34168975

Has Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Radiation Therapy Become the Standard of Care in the United States? An Updated Report from National Cancer Database.
Kang MM, Hasan Y, Waller J, Saulsberry L, Huo D. Has Hypofractionated Whole-Breast Radiation Therapy Become the Standard of Care in the United States? An Updated Report from National Cancer Database. Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 01; 22(1):e8-e20.
PMID: 34257001

Precision oncology: Directing genomics and pharmacogenomics toward reducing cancer inequities.
Saulsberry L, Olopade OI. Precision oncology: Directing genomics and pharmacogenomics toward reducing cancer inequities. Cancer Cell. 2021 06 14; 39(6):730-733.
PMID: 34019805

Financing Diabetes Care in the U.S. Health System: Payment Innovations for Addressing the Medical and Social Determinants of Health.
Saulsberry L, Peek M. Financing Diabetes Care in the U.S. Health System: Payment Innovations for Addressing the Medical and Social Determinants of Health. Curr Diab Rep. 2019 11 20; 19(11):136.
PMID: 31748950

The Impact of Changes in Medicaid Provider Fees on Provider Participation and Enrollees' Care: a Systematic Literature Review.
Saulsberry L, Seo V, Fung V. The Impact of Changes in Medicaid Provider Fees on Provider Participation and Enrollees' Care: a Systematic Literature Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 10; 34(10):2200-2209.
PMID: 31388912

Perceptions of politicization and HPV vaccine policy support.
Saulsberry L, Fowler EF, Nagler RH, Gollust SE. Perceptions of politicization and HPV vaccine policy support. Vaccine. 2019 08 14; 37(35):5121-5128.
PMID: 31296376

The Impact of Breast Density Notification Laws on Supplemental Breast Imaging and Breast Biopsy.
Saulsberry L, Pace LE, Keating NL. The Impact of Breast Density Notification Laws on Supplemental Breast Imaging and Breast Biopsy. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08; 34(8):1441-1451.
PMID: 31144277

K Award
Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR)
2022

Human Genetics Scholar
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
2020 - 2022

North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine Travel Award
Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University
2019