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Matthew S. Lucas, PhD, MBE, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Temple University

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy
Temple University School of Medicine
Kresge Science Hall
3440 North Broad Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Lucas received his MS (2010), MBE (bioethics; 2014), and PhD (2014) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is now the Graduate Programs Coordinator at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at Temple University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University’s Department of Philosophy. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lucas was affiliated with the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) and participated in the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional NRSA Training Grant (T32NR007100). He also had pre-doctoral training support from an individual Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Research Training Grant (F31NR013091) and an American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Nursing. His primary mentor and dissertation chair was Dr. Janet A. Deatrick with co-mentorship from Dr. Lamia P. Barakat (Penn Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). Dr. Lucas’s dissertation, titled “Caregiver functional expectations for survivors of childhood brain tumors,” describes the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social expectations of both mothers of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors and the survivors themselves. 

Center for Global Women’s Health Research (CGWH)

Dr. Lucas has maintained an affiliation with the Center for Global Women’s Health. His research focuses on approaches to engagement with urban dwellers and communities distinctly disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and vulnerable in order to promote health equity and eliminate disparities in urban settings.

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