Elizabeth Bouchard, MA, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Areas of Expertise: 
Medical Sociology
Health Disparities
Cancer Survivorship
Cancer Caregiving
Social Networks
Health Communication
Patient-Provider Relationships


Dr. Elizabeth Gage-Bouchard is an Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control and joined the Institute’s faculty in 2016. She earned a PhD in Sociology at the University at Buffalo and conducted post-doctoral research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Roswell Park she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the State University of NY at Buffalo.

Dr. Gage-Bouchard is a sociologist whose research focuses on understanding how social context shapes experiences navigating cancer care and the mechanisms that contribute to inequalities in cancer treatment and outcomes. One primary focus of Dr. Gage-Bouchard’s research is examining the mechanisms underlying the robust association between socioeconomic status and cancer outcomes. Her research examines how social class influences patient-provider interactions, treatment adherence, and cancer caregiving. Dr. Gage-Bouchard also examines the role of social networks and social support in shaping access to health-related resources, health care navigation, and health communication.

Dr. Gage-Bouchard is currently the Principal Investigator of the CARE Study.

Email: Elizabeth.Bouchard@RoswellPark.org
Phone: 716-845-8357
Fax: 716-845-8487


Education and Training: 
PhD, Sociology, The State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, Sociology, The State University of New York at Buffalo
R25 Post Doctoral Fellowship, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professional Memberships: 
American Sociological Association