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Dr. Michael Preston is a Junior Investigator with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and served as Director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Cancer Control. His current research activities include studying cancer disparities in underserved and uninsured communities where he applies economic, political, and statistical theory and methods to determine how social factors generate disparities, and for evaluating state and federal policy initiatives in reducing these disparities. He has gained valuable experience in designing an economic analysis of a state demonstration program which reduces screening barriers among uninsured and underinsured residents in Arkansas. Preston’s most recent honors include being an invited reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and receiving an Achievement Award for his current research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.