Headshot of Robin Higashi, Ph.D., a 2022 DocStar early-stage research grant recipient.
Robin Higashi, Ph.D.

Accelerating Telehealth Care for Patients with Cancer

Dr. Higashi seeks to improve delivery of telehealth care to underserved patients with cancer in the Dallas-Redbird area. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at Stanford University and a doctorate in medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco before joining UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in the O’Donnell School of Public Health. Below is a video walking through a DocStars take-home experiment designed by Robin Higashi, Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Higashi explaining her experiment, Home is Where the Health Is for 2022 DocStars.

“Expanding digital health literacy and telehealth services in underserved communities is an important part of enhancing access to cancer care throughout North Texas,” said Robin T. Higashi, Ph.D. “Telehealth is a valuable service and, when coupled with treatment and medication for cancer, can be lifesaving. I am very grateful for The Cary Council’s Early Stage Research Grant, which will help me achieve my goal of reducing health disparities among minoritized and lower-income populations in the Dallas-Redbird community.”

DocStars Experiment by Robin Higashi, Ph.D.: Home Is Where the Health Is

An Evening with DocStars 2022

Dr. Higashi, along with her fellow 2022 DocStars, Proshad Efune, M.D., and Dominic Moon, M.D., were honored at An Evening with DocStars 2022 on November 3, 2022 on the campus of UT Southwestern.