University of the Sciences
PhD, Health Policy
MS, Health Education
Wake Forest University
- Curriculum Vitae
Margaret (Maggie) L. Longacre is the interim dean in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and is an associate professor of public health. She previously served as chair of the Public Health department and as associate dean in CHS, as well as MPH director and the CHS assistant dean of research. Dr. Longacre has taught various courses; predominantly healthcare systems and public health policy, research methods, and MPH Capstone research. In recent years, she developed and evolved the healthcare systems and public health policy courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels to include broader public health policy and health in all policies perspectives for interdisciplinary and collaborative understandings.
She received funding from the American Cancer Society (2019-2022) to develop and test the feasibility of a patient-caregiver portal system to enhance patient- and family-centered care in palliative oncology. This research was conducted with colleagues at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She also contributed to several national reports on caregiving with the National Alliance for Caregiving, including on cancer and “sandwich generation” caregiving. In collaboration with colleagues at Arcadia, she launched YourStory.Health – a narrative inquiry project to inform human-centered health policy, and, with Arcadia colleagues in Human Resources, led a panel on caregiving and career support for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. She is an alumna of the 2022-2023 HERS Leadership Institute.
Prior to Arcadia, she was director of research at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) National Headquarters, which involved collaborations with academia and nonprofit organizations. She led and co-led several patient and caregiver studies, and wrote CSC’s first report on access to care in cancer. Before CSC, she was a postdoctoral fellow and senior project manager at Fox Chase Cancer Center working with Dr. Carolyn Fang in cancer prevention and control where she began studying caregiving in head and neck cancer.
- Dr. Longacre Presents at National Aging Conference in Chicago
- Dr. Longacre Publishes Research on Relieving Cancer Caregivers Stress
- Dr. Longacre Publishes on Cancer Caregivers and Support Communities
- Recent Graduate Publishes Thesis with Journal of Cancer Survivorship
- Dr. Longacre Receives American Cancer Society Grant for Integrated Caregiver Portal Development
- Longacre Advises on “Sandwich” Generation Caregiving
- Dr. Longacre presents at APA’s Work, Stress, and Health Conference
- Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs
- Dr. Longacre’s Research Featured in Wall Street Journal
- Dr. Longacre Appointed Chair of Public Health, Assistant Dean of Research
- Dr. Longacre Sees Pandemic Intensifying Caregiving Challenges
- Dr. Longacre Speaks at National Caregivers Conference
- Dr. Longacre Publishes Paper with Alumnae on Caregiver Health
- Lauren Pianucci ’22 MMS, MPH, PA-C Publishes MPH Capstone Research in “Pediatric Emergency Care”
- Dr. Longacre, Sweeney, Cygan to Speak at Aug. 2 Oncology Caregiving Webinar
- Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2022 at Commencement, Challenges Graduates for New Ideas, Visions