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Santanu Datta - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Santanu Datta

Associate Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Santanu Datta's current research is focused in the areas of lung cancer screening, smoking cessation and adolescent vaping.


Santanu Datta’s research is motivated by the need to provide decision-makers with information regarding healthcare costs, cost-effectiveness analysis and budgetary impact of healthcare interventions, programs and policies that improve health outcomes and quality-of-life to facilitate evidence-based policy and clinical practice implementation decisions. His particular research focus is on intervention strategies that improve outcomes and access in an efficient, cost-effective manner by utilizing technology and alternative provider strategies than traditional clinical practice.

Areas of Expertise (4)

shared decision making for lung cancer screening

Smoking Cessation Interventions

Health Economics

Vaping tax policy

Articles (3)

Assessing the Financial Sustainability of High-Fidelity and Virtual Reality Simulation for Nursing Education

Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Michael D. Bumback, et al.


To stimulate classroom discussion and collaboration amid the COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly creative pedological methods for nursing education are necessary. Traditionally, high-fidelity simulation has been the standard for nursing education, but the use of virtual reality simulation is increasing. One of the major evaluative measures of simulation clinical training is the cost associated with each modality.

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A Comparison of Web-Based Cancer Risk Calculators That Inform Shared Decision-making for Lung Cancer Screening

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Frederick R. Kates, et al.


To align patient preferences and understanding with harm-benefit perception, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates that providers engage patients in a collaborative shared decision-making (SDM) visit before LDCT. Nonetheless, patients and providers often turn instead to the web for help making decisions.

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Utilization Pattern of Computed Tomographic Colonography in the United States: Analysis of the U.S. National Health Interview Survey

Cancer Prevention Research

Young-Rock Hong, et al.


CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening has been proved to be effective and cost-saving. CT colonography uses minimally invasive evaluation of colorectum and has better patient acceptance, which appears to be a promising screening modality to improve low colorectal cancer screening rate. This study investigated the utilization patterns of CT colonography and factors associated with its use among U.S. adult population.

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