Department of Public Health Sciences
Loren Saulsberry is a health policy and health services researcher. Her focus is on factors that influence both public opinion and behaviors vital to public health. Her research interests include health care policies and health services that affect cancer care across the continuum from prevention and early detection to outcomes, the relationships between politics and health communication on health policy issues, and the determinants contributing to health disparities affecting vulnerable populations, especially across race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Her work has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Current Diabetes Reports, and Vaccine. In 2019, she received the Young Investigator Award from the Chicago Center for Health and Environment, a partnership between the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Saulsberry received a BA in neuroscience and English from Wellesley College and a PhD in health policy with a concentration in political analysis from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she completed a fellowship with the Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Most recently, she was an instructor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago.