Jenn Alford-Teaster, MA, MPH is the Director of the Data Analytic Core (DAC), a Senior Research Scientist, and lecturer in The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Jenn has a fifteen-year career at Dartmouth beginning in the Dartmouth College Geography Department and most recently as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Data Science (BMDS) and within the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) core of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC). Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography followed by a master’s degree in Applied Geography along with a post-baccalaureate degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Jenn’s career has focused on applying geographic methods to measure disparities related to geographic access to health care services with a particular focus on rural cancer care.
1. Incorporating broadband durability in measuring geographic access to health care in the era of telehealth: A case example of the 2-step virtual catchment area (2SVCA) Method.
Alford-Teaster J, Wang F, Tosteson ANA, Onega T.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Oct 12;28(11):2526-2530. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab149.
2. Language and Sentiment Regarding Telemedicine and COVID-19 on Twitter: Longitudinal Infodemiology Study.
Pollack CC, Gilbert-Diamond D, Alford-Teaster JA, Onega T.
J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jun 21;23(6):e28648. doi: 10.2196/28648.
PMID: 34086591 Free PMC article.
3. Pandemic Use of Telehealth by Oncology at a Rural Academic Medical Center.
Curtis K, Alford-Teaster J, Lowry M, Mackwood M, Snide J, Tosteson T, Tosteson A.
Telemed J E Health. 2021 Jul 20. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0556. Online ahead of print.
Mackwood M, Butcher R, Vaclavik D, Alford-Teaster JA, Curtis KM, Lowry M, Tosteson TD, Zhao W, Tosteson ANA
JMIR Cancer|2022 Aug 16
Onega T, Alford-Teaster J, Leggett C, Loehrer A, Weiss JE, Moen EL, Pollack CC, Wang F
J Rural Health|2022 Jul 12
Mackwood MB, Tosteson TD, Alford-Teaster JA, Curtis KM, Lowry ML, Snide JA, Zhao W, Tosteson ANA
JCO Oncol Pract|2022 Jul
Alford-Teaster J, Wang F, Tosteson ANA, Onega T
J Am Med Inform Assoc|2021 Oct 12
Curtis K, Alford-Teaster J, Lowry M, Mackwood M, Snide J, Tosteson T, Tosteson A
Telemed J E Health|2022 Apr