Kohler Research Program

Research Overview

Dr. Kohler’s interdisciplinary research is focused on developing and implementing interventions to address social, behavioral, and structural determinants of cancer disparities. Currently, her work evaluates interventions to improve human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer control in racial/ethnic minorities and socially vulnerable populations. Much of Dr. Kohler’s work uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to ensure community voices are reflected in research projects spanning community outreach, primary care, and oncology services.

Research Interests

  • Cervical cancer prevention
  • Breast cancer early detection
  • Cancer control among people living with HIV
  • Health care for homeless
  • Global cancer control

Current Projects 

  • Project ATICA
  • Potlako+
  • PIONEER – Preparing for Implementation and Optimization of aNal screening and tReatment
  • Vaccine Confident Families

Laboratory Support

  • NJ Commission on Cancer Research COCR24PPR004 (PI: Kohler) Preparing for implementation: a mixed methods study for anal cancer screening among people living with HIV in New Jersey
  • NIH/NCI K22 CA258675-01A1 (PI: Kohler) Addressing HPV vaccination disparities through tailored messaging for hesitant families