Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Research in the Colorado School of Public Health and the Deputy Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. She holds the Bunn Chair in Cancer Research. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, 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. Dr. Bradley is an internationally recognized expert in health services research and health economics. Her expertise is in labor market outcomes of cancer survivors, health policy, and health disparities. Dr. Bradley is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, and is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum.
Areas of Expertise
Health and labor market outcomes
Productivity costs of disease
Influence of employment-contingent health insurance on treatment and labor supply
Socioeconomic healthcare disparities
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
- Paul A. Bunn, Jr. Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, University of Colorado Cancer Center
- 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
- HSMP 7601 Research Design and Proposal Preparation
- NIOSH, Center for Health, Work & Environment. September 2021–August 2026. Role: Project Leader, Intersection of Oncology Care and Worker Well-being.
- NCI, Pragmatic Implementation Science Approaches to Assess and Enhance Value of Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Primary Care. September 2019–August 2024. Role: Co-Director.
- NCI, Cancer Caregivers and Their Struggle(s) between Work and Family. August 2019–July 2024. Role: PI.
- NCI, Addressing Urban Rural Disparities in Cancer: The Case for Registry Expansion. June 2019–May 2023. Role: Co-PI.
- NCI, University of Colorado Cancer Center Support Grant. February 2017–January 2022. Role: Co-I, and Deputy Director.
Publications and Presentations
- Natvig C, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Laudenslager ML, Bradley CJ. Association between employment status change and depression and anxiety in allogeneic stem cell transplant caregivers. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 [published online ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s11764-021-01099-3;2.
- Sabik LM, Eom KY, Dahman B, Li J, van Londen GJ, Bradley CJ. Breast Cancer Treatment Following Health Reform: Evidence From Massachusetts. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 [published online ahead of print]. doi:10.1177/10775587211042532;3.
- Varga A, Gruß I, Ritzwoller DP, Bradley CJ, Sterrett AT, Banegas MP. Characterizing employment of colorectal cancer survivors using electronic health records. JAMIA Open. 2021;4(3):ooab061. doi:10.1093/jamiaopen/ooab061;4.
- Eom K, van London GJ, Li J, Dahman B, Bradley CJ, Sabik L. Changes in initiation of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer after state health reform. BMC Cancer. 2021;21(1):487. doi:10.1186/s12885-021-08149-0;5.
- Banegas M, Gruss I, Bradley CJ. Colorectal cancer and return to work: a pilot study of recruiting cancer survivors and their employers. Perm J. 2021;25:10.7812/TPP/20.198. doi:10.7812/TPP/20.198.