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Suepattra May-Slater, PhD

Principal Scientist

About Suepattra

Dr. May-Slater is an expert in medical anthropology and qualitative research methods. At PRECISIONheor, Dr. May-Slater’s work incorporates a spectrum of qualitative research methods across diverse therapeutic areas and topics ranging from oncology to vaccines to treatment decision-making and patient-reported outcomes (PROs).

Her work includes designing focus groups and developing surveys to investigate provider and patient preferences for treatment, the incorporation of PROs in clinical trials, and the design and conduct of in-depth interviews with healthcare stakeholders on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. Prior to her work at PRECISIONheor, Dr. May-Slater served as an Assistant Research Anthropologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. In this role, Dr. May-Slater led studies on patient engagement, treatment decision-making, and patient-centered outcomes research.

Prior to and during graduate study, Dr. May-Slater worked in various research positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and other institutions honing her qualitative data collection and anthropological analyses expertise.

PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley & San Francisco
MPH, Health Services, University of Washington
BA, International Studies, University of Washington