Penn State Cancer Institute director featured in 'Ask the Expert' series

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The latest episode in the “Ask the Experts” series features Dr. Raymond J. Hohl, director of the Penn State Cancer Institute, who discusses progress made in the field and the importance of making care “patient-centered.”

Click here to watch the interview online.

In the “Ask the Experts” video series, produced by the Center for Health Care and Policy Research (CHCPR) at Penn State, leaders in the industry share their perspectives on key topics affecting health care delivery and policy. The series is designed to reveal where and how important policy and practice topics intersect, and highlight ways in which research can advance that integration.

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Hohl was appointed director of the Penn State Cancer Institute, headquartered on the Hershey, Pennsylvania, campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in 2014. His research focuses on discovery and development of novel anti-cancer therapies. His work ranges from novel chemistry and basic laboratory studies to innovative human clinical trials. He has been a principal investigator for many investigator-initiated clinical trials.

Hohl’s research has been well-supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, U.S. Department of Defense, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Institute for Cancer Research and other sources. He has extensive experience teaching graduate, medical and other health sciences students in classroom and clinical settings.

Dennis P. Scanlon, distinguished professor of health policy and administration and director of CHCPR in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, interviews the guests on “Ask the Experts,” including Hohl. Scanlon’s research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving important health care outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience and economic efficiency. 

The mission of CHCPR is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost effective services and programs that improve people's health. CHCPR helps researchers interested in all aspects of health services and health care improvement find funding, develop quality research designs, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings to the right audiences.

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Last Updated May 01, 2017