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Neetu Chawla, PhD, MPH


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3556 (phone)

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Neetu Chawla, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Chawla received her BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MPH and PhD degrees from the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in cancer prevention and control. Dr. Chawla uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in conducting cancer-related health services research. Her interests include quality of cancer care delivery, patient-provider communication, provider care delivery patterns, and care coordination between providers in managing cancer patients. She is also interested in disparities in patient experiences and outcomes and assessing care delivery patterns among patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist I, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Quality of cancer care delivery
  • Cancer health services research
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Management of patients with multiple chronic conditions
  • Disparities in patient experiences and outcomes
  • Mixed methods research

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    Understanding racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer-related physical well-being: the role of patient-provider interactions

    Author(s): Check DK; Kwan ML; Roh JM; Ergas IJ; Kushi LH; et al.

    Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Apr 05.

    PubMed abstract

    Disparities in Prostate, Lung, Breast, and Colorectal Cancer Survival and Comorbidity Status among Urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives

    Author(s): Emerson MA; Banegas MP; Chawla N; Achacoso N; Alexeeff SE; Adams AS; Habel LA

    Cancer Res. 2017 Dec 01;77(23):6770-6776. Epub 2017-11-29.

    PubMed abstract

    Effects of Transitioning to Medicare Part D on Access to Drugs for Medical Conditions among Dual Enrollees with Cancer

    Author(s): Adams AS; Madden JM; Zhang F; Lu CY; Ross-Degnan D; Lee A; Soumerai SB; Gilden D; Chawla N; Griggs JJ

    Value Health. 2017 Dec;20(10):1345-1354. Epub 2017-07-06.

    PubMed abstract

    User-Centered Design of a Tablet Waiting Room Tool for Complex Patients to Prioritize Discussion Topics for Primary Care Visits

    Author(s): Lyles CR; Altschuler A; Chawla N; Kowalski C; McQuillan D; Bayliss E; Heisler M; Grant RW

    JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016;4(3):e108. Epub 2016-09-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Access to Cancer Care and General Medical Care Services Among Cancer Survivors in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data

    Author(s): de Moor JS; Virgo KS; Li C; Chawla N; Han X; Blanch-Hartigan D; Ekwueme DU; McNeel TS; Rodriguez JL; Yabroff KR

    Public Health Rep. 2016 Nov;131(6):783-790. Epub 2016-10-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Measurement equivalence of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS(?)) Medicare survey items between Whites and Asians

    Author(s): Hays RD; Chawla N; Kent EE; Arora NK

    Qual Life Res. 2016 Aug 5.

    PubMed abstract

    Health Self-Efficacy Among Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions: the Value of Patient-Centered Communication

    Author(s): Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; St Sauver JL; Wilson P; Chawla N; Hartigan DB; Moser RP; Taplin S; Glasgow R; Arora NK

    Adv Ther. 2016 Jun 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in cancer survivors' experience of patient-centered communication: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

    Author(s): Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Moser RP; Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; Arora NK

    J Cancer Surviv. 2016 May 19.

    PubMed abstract

    How Context Matters: A Dissemination and Implementation Primer for Global Oncologists

    Author(s): Koczwara B; Birken SA; Perry CK; Cragun D; Zullig LL; Ginossar T; Nodora J; Chawla N; Ramanadhan S; Kerner J; Brownson RC

    J Glob Oncol. 2016 Apr;2(2):51-55. Epub 2016-01-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors

    Author(s): Yabroff KR; Dowling EC; Guy GP; Banegas MP; Davidoff A; Han X; Virgo KS; McNeel TS; Chawla N; Blanch-Hartigan D; Kent EE; Li C; Rodriguez JL; de Moor JS; Zheng Z; Jemal A; Ekwueme DU

    J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 7.

    PubMed abstract

    Cancer survivors' receipt of treatment summaries and implications for patient-centered communication and quality of care

    Author(s): Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Beckjord EI; Forsythe LP; de Moor JS; Hesse BW; Arora NK

    Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jun 17.

    PubMed abstract

    Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013)

    Author(s): Finney Rutten LJ; Agunwamba AA; Wilson P; Chawla N; Vieux S; Blanch-Hartigan D; Arora NK; Blake K; Hesse BW

    J Cancer Educ. 2015 Feb 26.

    PubMed abstract