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Cathy Bradley PhD

Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Deputy Director (CU Cancer Center)
  • Cancer Center (SOM)
  • Colorado School of Public Health Administration
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy

Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, is the Colorado School of Public Health's Associate Dean for Research and the Deputy Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. She holds the Grohne Chair for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, and is a professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy. Prior to joining ColoradoSPH and CU, she was the founding Chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, and Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She has been funded as a Principal Investigator by the NIH since 1998 and has received funding from the American Cancer Society, The Commonwealth Fund, and various state and international agencies. Dr. Bradley is an internationally recognized expert in health services research and health economics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health and labor market outcomes
  • Productivity costs of disease
  • Health insurance
  • Influence of employment-contingent health insurance on treatment and labor supply
  • Socioeconomic healthcare disparities
  • Healthcare delivery
  • Medicaid

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD-Health Policy and Administration (Minor: Economics), School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1994
  • MPA-Public Administration, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1986
  • BA-Political Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1983



  • David F. and Margaret Turley Grohne Endowed Chair for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Excellence Award for Health Services, Policy and Clinical Care
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine Professional Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Member, National Cancer Policy Forum
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cancer Survivorship
  • International Health Economics Association
  • American Society of Health Economists