Forrest Hosea, MPH

Qualitative Research Analyst

Biography

Forrest (they/them/their) is a qualitative research analyst at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) and Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN). They earned their MPH at George Washington University in January 2022. Their early work was strongly influenced by community engaged research (CEnR) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) within the cancer realm. They worked primarily with and for LGBTQ+ and other underserved populations in "Cancer Action Councils (CACs)" - a group of local cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates who are taught the basics of research to give them the tools to partner with researchers. With the LGBTQ CAC, Forrest worked to identify their cancer research priorities, ranked their top concerns, and collaborated with them on designing their own research study - tailoring a cancer caregiver support program to meet LGBTQ-specific needs. At Michigan Medicine, Forrest is looking forward to using and improving their skills in qualitative research methods, along with bringing the community's voice to the work they do.