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Cathy Bradley PhD

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

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
  • 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



  • 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