Student NameHannah Fechtel
Faculty Mentor NameYi Guo
CollegeCollege of Medicine
MajorPublic Health and Statistics
Research InterestsRetrospective Studies; Cancer Incidence; Health Disparities; Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases; Community Health Intervention
Academic AwardsEmerging Scholar, 2018-2019; Outstanding First Year Leadership Award, 2018
OrganizationsFreshman Leadership Council; Allkids; Savant Leadership Honorary
Hobbies and InterestsCooking; Reading; Hiking; Hand Embroidery

Research Project

Socioeconomic Status, Cancer Incidence, and Stage at Detection

This project aims to understand the distribution of cancer incidence and stage at detection among Florida residents of varying levels of social vulnerability. The research focuses not so much on how SES and cancer are related, but more on how the levels of the four distinct types of social vulnerability disproportionately affect a person’s likelihood of developing cancer and if his or her cancer will be detected at an early stage. The data of interest includes a combination of regional and individual level factors as well as the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index rating. Methods include logistic regression, among others, via R software.