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Joycelyn Cudjoe: Doctoral Nursing Students

Joycelyn Cudjoe, BS, RN

PhD Candidate
Joycelyn Cudjoe
Advisor(s): Haera Han, PhD, RN, FAAN and Jill Hamilton, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Joycelyn Cudjoe is a doctoral candidate with a career goal to improve healthcare outcomes and decrease health inequities among traditionally underserved ethnic/minority and immigrant populations.  Her research interests include immigrant health, cancer care across the healthcare continuum, health literacy and social determinants of health. Her federally funded dissertation study focuses on the “impact of health literacy, culture and psychosocial factors on the Pap testing behaviors of African immigrant women living in the United States.” Ms. Cudjoe also has extensive clinical experience as a medical oncology nurse.

Dissertation Focus

The impact of cancer fatalism and spirituality on the cancer screening behaviors of West African Immigrants.

Major Achievement(s)

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholar, 2011-2012