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About Michael Preston

Michael Preston currently works as a Health Services Researcher with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, serve as Director for Health Initiatives and Disparities Research in the College of Medicine, and served as the Director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Cancer Control Outreach Center. Preston current research activities include studying cancer disparities in underserved and uninsured communities where he applies economic, political, and statistical theory and methods to determine how social factors generate disparities, and for evaluating state and federal policy initiatives in reducing these disparities. He has gained valuable experience in designing an economic analysis of a state demonstration program which reduces screening barriers among uninsured and underinsured residents in Arkansas. He earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, M.P.H. in epidemiology and Ph.D. in health services & systems research from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


Present Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research Interests

Public health economics, Health services & systems research, Cancer health disparities, and Community based participatory research

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Contact Information

4301 West Markham Street, #827
Little Rock, AR 72205


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