Dr. Lindsay Hampson, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Education in the UCSF Dept. of Urology was awarded a 5-year NIH K76 grant for $243,000.00. The National Institute of Aging's Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) supports the development of expert scientist leaders in their discipline to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs for transformative change that will lead to improved health care outcomes. This is a special type of K award with a leadership component that seeks to fund individuals who will become leaders in the field, and as part of this award Dr. Hampson will take part in various leadership development opportunities.
A surgeon scientist, Dr. Hampson's clinical interests focus on genitourinary reconstruction and her research focuses on integrating her background of ethics, health policy and urologic trauma and reconstruction to conduct health services and outcomes research. Her primary research interests include improving quality of care and patient decision-making and management of stress urinary incontinence in older adults.
Her project titled; "Improving Patient-Centered Decision-Making for Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Older Men" seeks to improve goal-concordant management for post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI) among older adults. Her research seeks to align patient's values and preferences with treatment decision-making to improve quality of life. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Hampson will explore disparities in treatment of SUI among older post-prostatectomy Veterans, understand the treatment preferences and priorities of this patient population, and promote individualized evaluation and goal-concordant treatment decision making to improve outcomes and quality of life among older men with post-prostatectomy incontinence.
Her mentorship team includes primary mentorship by Dr. Louise Walter, Chief of the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and a nationally renowned clinican-research who has worked to evaluate the real-world risks and benefits of cancer screening among older adults. Her co-mentors include Dr. Salomeh Keyhani, Dr. Rebecca Sudore, Dr. Anne Suskind, and Dr. Matthew Cooperberg, with statistical advisors Dr. W. John Boscardin and Dr. I. Elaine Allen.
“I am thrilled to receive this grant and excited to embark on this research which I believe will improve quality of care and quality of life for this important patient population. Living with incontinence has a huge impact on quality of life and my previous research has shown that knowledge of and access to treatment can be limited. I am excited to understand how to improve care for these older adults in ways that align with their priorities and preferences. I am so grateful for my mentorship team, supporters, and sponsors for helping me to get here!”