Dr. Prajakta Adsul, post-doctoral fellow with Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, has been chosen for recognition by the Society of Behavioral Medicine as a Citation and a Meritorious Student Abstract winner.
Her submission, “Adoption of shared decision-making using decision aids among urologists,” will be presented within the Decision Making in Prostate Cancer Treatment paper sessions on April 24 and the SBM’s 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Adsul was also recently awarded the 2015-2016 Global Health Equity Scholars fellowship, funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health.
She will use the one-year mentored research fellowship to assess the influence of social determinants on cancer health disparities among tribal communities in Mysore, India. Dr. Adsul hopes the findings can be used to develop and implement effective interventions in those communities.
Dr. Adsul is a postdoctoral fellow at Saint Louis University’s Center for Cancer Prevention, Research, and Outreach (CCPRO) – a collaboration of the College for Public Health and Social Justice and the Cancer Center. She completed her doctoral studies in 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Ricardo Wray, PhD, co-director of CCPRO and Associate Professor of Behavioral Science & Health Education. Dr. Adsul earned her medical degree from the Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, India, in 2008.
At CCPRO, Dr. Adsul has been actively engaged in addressing cancer related disparities research with local community health organizations through community outreach, prevention, and education efforts.