Susan A. Flocke, PhD joined the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2006. She started as a co-leader in the Prevention, Population and Control Program and as the director of the Behavioral Measurement Core Facility that same year. In 2007, Dr. Flocke became the Research Division Chief in the Department of Family Medicine at CWRU. In 2009, she started as the associate director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Cleveland, OH. Before she was in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, she was an assistant professor in the departments of Family Medicine, Oncology, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University. In 2005, Dr. Flocke became an associate professor with tenure in those departments.
Dr. Flocke received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green University, Bowling Green Ohio, in 1987 and an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from Cleveland State University. She earned her PhD in Health Services Research from Case Western Reserve University in 1997.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Flocke’s research has focused on how best to increase the implementation of prevention and health promotion in both the primary care and community setting. Her research focuses on preventative service delivery in the primary care setting, doctor-patient communication of changing health behaviors, and the utilization of community resources to promote behavioral changes in large groups of people. As part of her research, she has served on multiple NIH grants and foundation grants that involve mixed methods. She has increasingly been researching the community setting as a way to improve care.