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SUHI Staff: Bijou Hunt

BIJOU HUNT, MA

Epidemiologist III

Professional Summary
Bijou Hunt joined Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in the fall of 2008 as the Program Evaluator for Westside Healthy Start. Between October 2010 and June 2013, Bijou served as the Evaluation Manager on the Helping Her Live: Gaining Control of Breast Cancer project. Most recently, Bijou has transitioned to become the evaluator for Sinai Health System's HIV/HCV programs.  Additionally, Bijou oversees SUHI's work with vital records data, which includes analyzing both birth and death files for the US,
Chicago, and other large cities across the nation. The focus of this work is on documenting and understanding health disparities.

Bijou's current work is supported by a research grant through the Avon Foundation. This three-year, $200,000 grant will enable Bijou to continue her work in breast cancer disparities in the US. The grant will allow Ms. Hunt to, (1) further investigate racial disparities in breast cancer mortality in the 50 biggest US cities by assessing the scope of breast health services and resources at the city-level to see how this might impact the observed disparity, and (2) examine breast cancer prevalence and mortality rates among Hispanic sub-groups (including Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central and South American). The annual Progress Report is available here.

Education
M.A., Sociology, University of Maryland, 2007
B.A., Spanish and Sociology, University of Iowa, 2003

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