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About Michael Preston

Michael Preston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and serves as Co-Director for Health Initiatives and Disparities Research in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Preston has been the principal or co-investigator of multiple funded grants focusing on community-based public health, cancer health disparities and health care reform. He currently works as a Health Services Researcher with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research.  His scientific interests are the development of strategies with a community-based participatory research approach that reduces cancer health disparities. His research agenda includes examining components of health care reform and how provisions of the Affordable Care Act address cancer health disparities among poor, minorities, and underserved communities.


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


Articles (11)

Presentations and Lectures (8)

Research Instruments and Protocols (1)