Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally recognized expert in cancer prevention and control among diverse populations. Her research is supported by numerous grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.  Dr. Hughes-Halbert is also PI of an academic-community partnership funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop community-based interventions to improve health outcomes in African Americans.  The results of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research have been published in influential journals in the fields of cancer prevention, clinical oncology, medicine, genetics, and public health.  She is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s academic focus is on,  identifying sociocultural, psychological and environmental determinants of minority health and health disparities, as well as disseminating efficacious strategies into clinic and community settings.