Krok Jessica 825x990Overview

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

306N Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: (614) 366-9203
Email: jessica.krok@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Health Disparities
  • Symptom Management
  • Patient Navigation/Community Health Worker Interventions

Research Focus

My cancer-relevant research interests include biopsychosocial approaches to cancer prevention and survivorship in order to improve health outcomes (e.g., symptoms, health-related quality of life) of diverse patient populations. I am also interested in educational and behavioral interventions that will improve cancer screenings and survivorship. Specifically, I am interested in implementing patient navigation interventions to address the physical and psychological symptoms, follow-up visits, cancer screenings, and medication adherence among older cancer survivors.

Recent Presentations

Krok-Schoen JL, Fisher JL, Baltic RD, Paskett ED. White-black differences in cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, and survival among older adults. J Aging Health. 2017.

Krok-Schoen JL, Fisher JL, Baltic RD, Paskett ED. White-black differences in cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, and survival among adults aged 85 years and older in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016;25:1517-1523. doi: 10.1158/105-9965.EPI-16-0354.

Krok-Schoen JL, Palmer-Wackerly A, Dailey PM, Wojno JC, Krieger JL. Age differences in cancer treatment decision making and social support. J Aging Health. 2016. doi: 10.1177/0898264316628488.

Major Awards

Recipient, Behavioral and Social Sciences Travel Award, Gerontological Society of America, 2016

Recipient, 3rd Annual Electra Paskett Scholarship Travel Award for the Top-Ranked Pre- or Post-doctoral Fellow abstract submission, American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2014

Invited participant, RAND Summer Institute, Summer 2013

Courses Taught

  • Community and Policy Influence in Health Care (HTHRHSC 4370-32953)
Education
  • PhD in Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 2012
  • MA in Gerontology, University of South Florida, 2008
  • BA in Psychology, Ohio University, 2007

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