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Lisa Scarton - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Lisa Scarton

Assistant Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Lisa Scarton focuses her research on reducing health disparities among American Indian populations, especially Type 2 diabetes.


Lisa Scarton, a citizen of Choctaw Nation, is an expert on Type 2 diabetes. She focuses her research on reducing health disparities among American Indian populations through the development of culturally informed interventions delivered across multiple generations and designed to improve health outcomes for people with Type 2 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes-linked cancers.

Areas of Expertise (2)

Health Disparities

Type 2 Diabetes

Media Appearances (3)

Faculty member received $50,000 in competitive funding

University of Florida Health  online


Lisa Scarton, PhD, BSN , assistant professor, was notified that she would receive $50,000 in competitive funding from the UF Health Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences program. Her study, A Nurse-led Intervention in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer and Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Feasibility Pilot Study, is timely and important for the many cancer patients with this common comorbidity. We look forward to learning more about this study.

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Back to her Roots: Scarton Works with Native American Communities to Help Prevent Diabetes

University of Florida Health  online


Post-Doctoral fellow, Lisa Scarton, Ph.D., R.N., is making waves at the College of Nursing, researching the effects of diabetes in Native American populations and the impact it has on families.

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Roots of Caring

The Post  online


Growing up as part of the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma, Lisa Scarton developed a deep desire to help and to care for others from an early age.

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Articles (5)

Interventions for Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

Rehabilitation Nursing

Janet Lopez, et al.


The specific aims of this scoping review of the literature are to (1) map the current scope of literature regarding nonpharmacological interventions for informal stroke caregivers and (2) explore the degree to which racial/ethnic minority groups were represented in nonpharmacological interventions for stroke caregivers in the United States.

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Description of a training protocol to improve research reproducibility for dignity therapy: an interview-based intervention

Palliative & Supportive Care

Tasha M. Schoppee, et al.


Dignity Therapy (DT) has been implemented over the past 20 years, but a detailed training protocol is not available to facilitate consistency of its implementation. Consistent training positively impacts intervention reproducibility. The objective of this article is to describe a detailed method for DT therapist training. Chochinov's DT training seminars included preparatory reading of the DT textbook, in-person training, and practice interview sessions.

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Pain, symptom distress, and pain barriers by age among patients with cancer receiving hospice care: Comparison of baseline data

Journal of Geriatric Oncology

Saunjoo L. Yoon, et al.


Age group differences have been reported for pain and symptom presentations in outpatient and inpatient oncology settings, but it is unknown if these differences occur in hospice. We examined whether there were differences in pain, symptom distress, pain barriers, and comorbidities among three age groups (20–64 years, 65–84 years, and 85+) of hospice patients with cancer.

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Diabetes and health-related quality of life among American Indians: the role of psychosocial factors

Quality of Life Research

Lisa Scarton, et al.


Little is known about the association of psychosocial factors with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among American Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study described functional social support, emotional support, coping, resilience, post-traumatic stress disorder, and HRQoL, among American Indians by diabetes status and, among those with diabetes, examined the association of these factors with HRQoL.

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New onset of type 2 diabetes as a complication after cancer diagnosis: A systematic review

Cancer Medicine

Ara Jo, et al.


Despite improved survival rates, cancer survivors are experiencing worse health outcomes with complications of treatment, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), that may deteriorate survivorship. The purpose of this review was to provide a comprehensive review of T2D incidence following cancer diagnosis. Methods: The study included: (1) cohort studies, (2) cancer diagnosis by a doctor, (3) incidence of T2D after diagnosis of cancer, and (4) adult patients over 18 years.

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