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 Cancer Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at RPCI 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.
Elizabeth A. Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Michelle Mollica, Lynda Kwon Beaupin. “Communication and Exchange of Specialized Health-Related Support among People with Experiential Similarity on Social Media” Health Communication. 2016 Aug 2: 1-8
Elizabeth A. Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Michelle Mollica, Lynda Kwon Beaupin. “Cancer Communication on Social Media: Examining how Cancer Caregivers use Facebook for Cancer-Related Communication” Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care. 2016 Jul 20
Susan LaValley, Marc T. Kiviniemi, Elizabeth A. Gage-Bouchard. “Where people look for online health information” Health Information and Libraries Journa. 2016 May 21
Rachel C. Shelton, Elizabeth A. Gage-Bouchard, Lina Jandorf, Pathu Sriphanlop, Linda D. Thelemaque, Deborah O. Erwin. (In Press) “Social Capital and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: An examination among predominately immigrant Latina women in community settings.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2016;27(4):1794-1811
Elizabeth A. Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Christina Panagakis, and Rachel C. Shelton. (2015) “The Architecture of Support: The Activation of Preexisting Ties and Formation of New Ties for Tailored Support” Social Science and Medicine, 134: 59-65.