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Sandi Pruitt

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Science
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Dr. Pruitt joined the faculty of UT Southwestern in March of 2012 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences.  She is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center. Prior to moving to Dallas, Dr. Pruitt completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Pruitt’s primary research interests lie at the interface of behavioral science, epidemiology, and health disparities research. Her studies leverage large, linked geospatial databases to better elucidate geographic, socioeconomic, and racial disparities in cancer and to monitor the health of vulnerable populations.

Research Interest

Administrative data research Cancer prevention and screening Colorectal cancer Health disparities Multilevel modeling, geographic information systems Neighborhoods, geography, and health


  • Neighborhood effects in a behavioral randomized controlled trial. Pruitt SL, Leonard T, Murdoch J, Hughes A, McQueen A, Gupta S Health Place 2014 Nov 30 293-300

  • Residential racial segregation and mortality among black, white, and Hispanic urban breast cancer patients in Texas, 1995 to 2009. Pruitt SL, Lee SJ, Tiro JA, Xuan L, Ruiz JM, Inrig S Cancer 2015 Feb

  • Property Values as a Measure of Neighborhoods: An Application of Hedonic Price Theory. Leonard T, Powell-Wiley TM, Ayers C, Murdoch JC, Yin W, Pruitt SL Epidemiology 2016 Jul 27 4 518-2

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