Shawna Hudson, Ph.D.

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Professor, Research Division Chief, and Henry Rutgers Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Center Advancing Research and Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care (CARE-PC)
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Co-Director of Community Engagement, NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS), (848) 932-0215

Dr. Shawna Hudson is Professor, Research Division Chief and Henry Rutgers Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  She is also founding Director of the school’s Center Advancing Research and Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care (CARE-PC). She is a full research member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program where she previously served as the Director of Community Research and Acting Director of Community Outreach. She has a secondary faculty appointment in the Rutgers School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy. Dr. Hudson currently serves as Director for the Community Engagement Core of the NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) – a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium of Rutgers University, Princeton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She leads its $5 million NIH-funded Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations initiative to improve outreach and access to COVID-19 testing within New Jersey vulnerable and underserved communities.

A medical sociologist, Dr. Hudson is a community-engaged, primary care researcher working with vulnerable populations at the intersections of community health, primary care and specialty care. She has published extensively on the role of primary care in long-term follow-up care for cancer survivors. Input from patients, clinicians and the community is at the heart of her work. She is a mixed methods researcher and serves as Principal Investigator and co-Investigator on multiple NIH funded studies. Dr. Hudson’s research has been featured in a number of journals including JAMA Open Network, JAMA General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine and Lancet Oncology. She has led and participated in a number of large research studies funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has participates on numerous editorial boards, review panels and advisory committees. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. She currently reviews grants for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and previously served as a standing member of the NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) Study Section. Dr. Hudson is a gubernatorial appointed member of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. She serves as a Health Equity advisor for Bristol Myers Squibb and Stand Up to Cancer. Most recently, she served as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care. She currently serves on the NASEM Committee on Transforming Health Care to Create Whole Health: Strategies to Assess, Scale, and Spread the Whole Person Approach to Health.