Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Elise Bolda Ph.D., MSPH

Second Advisor

Paul Han MD


lung cancer, preventative care, survey, primary care physicians, Maine, Muskie School of Public Service


The purpose of this capstone project is to evaluate provider knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors around lung cancer screening in Maine. To evaluate these elements, a survey will be developed and administered to primary care physicians in Maine through three physician specialty societies. The survey will be developed keeping existing literature and previous studies of a similar nature in mind. This survey is being developed in collaboration with the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), a branch of Maine Medical Center Research Institute. The Evidence- Based Public Health Framework will be used to outline and ground this capstone project.