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Swann Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationSimulation and Systems ScienceCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesCancer Treatment QualitySocial Determinants of HealthHospitals/Health SystemsCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database AnalyticsComparative EffectivenessSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 803-777-7635
Address:
Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
University of South Carolina College of Nursing
915 Greene Street, Suite 200
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceEpidemiologyAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityShared Decision-MakingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 505-272-7351

Dr. Prajakta Adsul is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine with a membership in the University of New Mexico's Comprehensive Cancer Center, with the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Program. Her research uses implementation science methods to understand the uptake and delivery of cancer screening in resource-limited clinical settings and under-served communities.

Prior to joining UNM, Dr. Adsul was a Cancer Prevention Fellow, working with the implementation science team at the National Cancer Institute. She received her medical training in India and her doctorate in Public Health at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice.

Address:
2325 Camino de Salud
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsSchoolsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Mental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-384-1472

Rima Afifi engages in public health research and practice with intent to promote social, community, and policy environments conducive to well being. Whenever possible, she uses methods of Community Based Participatory Research; applies an ecological lens to the understanding of the issues; engages multiple disciplines to widen the perspectives on any topic; and emphasizes knowledge transfer of research to practice and policy. She is specifically interested in intervention and implementation science. Most of Rima’s research and practice has centered on adolescent and youth health and well being, as well as on the Arab world. This has infused her research and practice with critical reflections on the impact of global politics, economics, trade; and of war, conflict and contexts of uncertainty; as well as the power of youth agency and voice. A secondary area of research emphasis has been tobacco control, specifically the global epidemic of hookah use. Using the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a guidance document, her research has explored determinants of use, as well as policy solutions to minimize the morbidity and mortality burden of this alternative tobacco product (ATP): waterpipe/hookah, midwakh, and e-cigarettes. Her research has documents prevalence and determinants of use of ATPs at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy levels.  Rima has also evaluated a variety of intervention to prevent and control ATPs or tobacco use more generally, at individual (school-based), organizational (university smoke-free policies), and policy (national law) levels.

Address:
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
N432A CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Christine Agnone, MPH, Emory University

Expertise:
Physical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsSchoolsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceSocial Network Analyses
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 404-727-3898
Address:
1518 Clifton Road NE
Seventh Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Hannah Arem, PhD, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesWorksitesEpidemiologySocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation TechniquesmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 610-256-3922

Dr. Hannah Arem's area of expertise is in implementation research related to behavioral modification for cancer prevention and control. She completed a two-year, mentored training in dissemination and implementation science training led by Ross Brownson at Washington University Saint Louis from 2013-2015, which shifted her work towards implementation science. Dr. Arem has served as a reviewer for the annual AcademyHealth Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health as well. Her research is focused on mHealth in relation to implementation science. Her PhD training is in Epidemiology, and she has experience conducting analyses with large datasets including from the NCI cohort consortium. Dr. Arem joined the Medstar Health Research Institute in December 2020 to build an implementation science program within their healthcare delivery research program. Through this program, she will be working on a variety of initiatives including health equity, cancer care delivery, and maternal and child health in relation to implementation science.

Address:
Medstar Institute For Innovation
3007 Tilden St, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008

Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsSchoolsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingSocial Determinants of HealthHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 319-335-6867

Natoshia M. Askelson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Community & Behavioral Health with an adjunct appointment in the Health Policy Research Program at the Public Policy Center. She currently serves as the PI for Iowa’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center and for the PRC's core research project Active Iowa. Dr.  Askelson is also Deputy Director of the Iowa PRC. She is trained as a behavioral scientist with an emphasis in health communication. Her research is focused on maternal, child and family health, with an emphasis on elementary-aged children and adolescents. She uses mixed methods to understand how policy and program changes influence positive and maladaptive behavior. She has conducted a number of studies related to Medicaid waiver programs and how enrollees understand and adapt to these programs. Additionally she has examined how parents, children and schools are responding to changes from the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010. Her interests in adolescent a health have resulted in a series of studies in adolescent pregnancy prevention and the HPV vaccine.

Address:
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
100 CPHB, N409
145 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Jade Avelis, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 215-746-4270

Jade is the previous project director for the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) collaborating center, and a senior research coordinator at the UPenn Center for Health Behavior Research. She earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, where she researched topics related to gender and family.

Address:
University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsRetail SettingsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRSocial Determinants of HealthImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 123-456-7890
Address:
1107 NE 45th
#400
Seattle, Washington 98105-0001

Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsFaith-Based SettingsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database AnalyticsSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-616-6298

Dr. Barrington’s primary appointment is as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychosocial & Community Health in the School of Nursing and also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services as well as Interdisciplinary Faculty in the Nutrition Sciences Program in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. The focus of her research is to evaluate to what degree social position, structures, and systems perpetuate cancer health disparities via screening, stress, obesity, and related behaviors. Dr. Barrington’s research falls within two main schema: promoting healthy communities and racial disparities in clinical outcomes. She is using advanced methods including multilevel modeling and causal mediation analyses to explicate these relationships and is engaging in community-based participatory research to promote the health of vulnerable communities. Dr. Barrington teaches Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity as part of the core curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program as well as Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods as part of the Master’s in Public Health program.

Address:
1107 NE 45th St.
Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98105

Jennifer W. Bea, PhD, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesFQHCs/Community Health CentersSchoolsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceEpidemiologyNCORP SitesAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingOncology Clinical Trial NetworksCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsMeasures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysismHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-626-0912

Jennifer W. Bea, PhD is a physiological scientist, focused on body composition and chronic disease research, with an emphasis on cancer. She is currently Co-director for the Body Composition Research Laboratory, a member of UACC Cancer Prevention and Control, and a member of the Collaboratory for Metabolic Disease Prevention and Treatment at UA. As an expert in body composition imaging, lifestyle interventions, circulating biomarkers, and genetics, Dr. Bea has made significant strides in understanding how to tailor interventions to optimize body composition and health, particularly among underserved communities.

CANCER FOCUS
Dr. Bea has evaluated risk factors for cancer within the Women’s Health Initiative, lifestyle and obesity being predominate. Among many contributions to interventional cancer prevention and control are Dr. Bea’s investigations into weight loss, and separately, resistance training, on metabolic regulation and change in body composition among breast cancer survivors. Dr. Bea is currently UACC PI of a physical activity intervention among Native American cancer survivors, “Restoring Balance in Indian Country.” Cancer prevention and control training is also a passion for Dr. Bea. She previously coordinated the R25 CPC postdoctoral fellowship and is now an M-PI for STEP-UP, an R25 CPC training program for underrepresented undergraduate and early graduate students. Dr. Bea is also the Research Education Core Lead for the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (U54) at UACC, which provides research opportunities and training for undergraduate students.

Address:
University of Arizona Cancer Center
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, Emory University

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsSurvey DevelopmentEpidemiologyBehavioral HealthHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 404-727-9713

Dr. Robert Bednarczyk is a quantitative epidemiologist by training, with a focus on the epidemiology of vaccine uptake, particularly HPV vaccine. Dr. Bednarczyk has also completed training in behavioral sciences and intervention development and evaluation as part of an NIH K award.

Address:
CNR 7019
1518 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30021

Liszet Bigelow, MSW, University of Washington

Expertise:
Community Engagement and CBPRCommunity Cancer Centers
Project Role:   Community Partner
Telephone: 206.667.7020
Address:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Mail Stop M3-B232
Seattle, Washington 98109

Emily Bilenduke, BA, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesLung Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 970-406-1701

Emily graduated from the University of Redlands in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She then worked at the Summit Community Care Clinic, a primary care clinic, as the grant coordinator. Her time at the clinic inspired her to evaluate how people interact with their health. She currently is a student in the Clinical Health Psychology doctorate program at University of Colorado Denver.

Address:
University of Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E 17th Place
Bldg 500, Rm 3350
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesSurvey DevelopmentCancer Treatment QualityImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 919-357-2662

Sarah Birken, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Implementation Science in the School of Medicine and a Member of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University. Dr. Birken’s research focuses on translating evidence into practice. Specifically, Dr. Birken studies middle managers’ roles in implementing evidence-based practices, the implementation of innovations in cancer care, and the selection and application of implementation theories. Dr. Birken’s research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Cancer Research Network, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Birken serves as a National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Early Career Reviewer and Core Faculty in the Dissemination and Implementation Science Methods Unit of the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute. Dr. Birken has served as an expert speaker for organizations such as the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Directors, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Survivorship Committee.

Address:
Department of Implementation Science
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157

Sarah Blake, PhD, MA, Emory University

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 404-712-9713

Dr. Sarah Blake, PhD, MA is an assistant research professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Rollins School of Public Health. The majority of her work utilizes mixed research methods to examine the effects of health policies on the delivery and quality of care for medically vulnerable populations, particularly low-income women and children. Dr. Blake has conducted numerous studies that examined the translation of evidence-based public health strategies into policy and practice. In prior work for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the CDC, I have completed research on the earlier effects of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) on preventive care screens for women, the screening patterns of regular users of the NBCCEDP in Georgia as they move into Medicare and the impact of the Breast and Cervical Cancer and Prevention Act (BCCPTA) on timely enrollment and treatment in the Medicaid program. Dr. Blake is a member of the Emory University Winship Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control program.

Address:
Rollins School of Public Health
Grace Crum Rollins Building
1518 Clifton Road, #672
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 901-595-1779

Heather M. Brandt, PhD is director of the HPV Cancer Prevention Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and co-associate director for outreach in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also serves as a full member of the cancer center in the department of epidemiology and cancer control. She is a faculty affiliate in the University of Memphis School of Public Health and University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.

As a social and behavioral scientist, her research interests focus on cancer-related health disparities in cancer prevention and control and specifically on working with stakeholders to effectively use what we know works to increase HPV vaccination. This involves examining, describing, and intervening on cancer-related health disparities through innovative approaches in partnership with “communities” (defined broadly and diversely). Her research emphasizes dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches, knowledge-based practice, and co-creating knowledge with stakeholders in order to improve outcomes through informed action on multiple levels. Most of her work has been done with churches, non-profit organizations, and health care settings, including in rural areas, to improve cancer prevention and control outcomes.

Address:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl.
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesPrimary Care AssociationsPharmaciesTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceLung Cancer ScreeningACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareShared Decision-MakingSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisComparative EffectivenessmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 919-914-0979

Dr. Brenner is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and the Associate Program Director of the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina. She is a mixed methods researcher with a primary focus on patient-provider shared decision-making in preference sensitive decisions, values clarification methodology, implementation of cancer screening programs, patient decision support implementation, and intervention research. She has particular expertise in colorectal cancer screening implementation in primary care settings, focusing on rural or otherwise underserved populations. Additionally, she has some expertise in lung cancer screening implementation and quality improvement.

Address:
101 East Weaver Street
Campus Box 7293
Carrboro, North Carolina 27599 -7590

Lucja Bundy, MPH, Emory University

Expertise:
Healthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical Assistance2-1-1sDisseminationIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 404-727-5527
Address:
1518 Clifton Road NE - GCR 772
Mailstop 1518-002-5AA
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Margaret Carrel, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersLarge Database AnalyticsSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-335-0514

Dr. Margaret Carrel's research centers on exploring geographic patterns of health and disease using GIS and spatial statistical techniques. The focus of their current research is to understand how complex interactions between people and environments result both in disease outcomes and the progressive evolution of human pathogens.

As a research emphasis, human-environment drivers of pathogenic evolution is situated in the emergent field of landscape genetics, which combines the spatial analytic techniques of landscape ecology and geography with the computational methods of population genetics. Dr. Carrel is applying these landscape genetics methods to the study of H5N1 influenza in Vietnam, H1N1 in China, malaria drug resistance in the Congo and HIV drug resistance in North Carolina.

Dr. Carrel also conducts diarrheal disease research in rural Bangladesh, examining how the installation of flood control measures and deep drinking water tubewells interact to produce or prevent diarrheal events. Projects based in Iowa examine the patterns of drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus, particularly in relationship to livestock production.

Address:
University of Iowa
305 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Scott Carvajal, PhD, MPH, University of Arizona

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Disparities/Health Equity
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-626-9026

Scott C. Carvajal, PhD, MPH, is a Professor and PI/Co-Director of the Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) at the University of Arizona and is a multi-discipline trained applied social and quantitative psychologist with expertise in health promotion theory, Latino/cultural behavioral research methods, intervention design and evaluation methods.   He has partnered with four federally-qualified health centers that serve majority Hispanic populations in Arizona to lead multiple chronic disease preventive intervention research studies that focus on diet, physical activity, and mental well-being, often employing quasi-experimental evaluation methods.

Address:
1295 N. Martin Avenue
Drachman Hall A254
Tucson, Arizona 85724

David Chambers, PhD, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPrimary Care AssociationsCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCancer Treatment QualityBehavioral HealthCancer Cost/Value-Based CareMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportNCORP SitesACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersDisseminationImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsComparative EffectivenessmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-5090

Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Chambers manages a team focusing on efforts to build and advance the field of Implementation Science (IS) through funding opportunity announcements, training mechanisms, dissemination platforms, and enhancement of partnerships and networks to integrate research, practice and policy.

From 2008 through the fall of 2014, Dr. Chambers served as Chief of the Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch (SRCEB) of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He arrived at NIMH in 2001, brought to the Institute to run the Dissemination and Implementation Research Program within SRCEB, where he continues to manage a portfolio of grants that study the integration of scientific findings and effective clinical practices in mental health within real-world service settings. From 2006 to the fall of 2014, Dr. Chambers also served as Associate Director for Dissemination and Implementation Research, leading NIH initiatives around the coordination of dissemination and implementation research in health, including a set of research announcements across 15 of the NIH Institutes and Centers, annual scientific conferences, and a summer training institute. Prior to his arrival at NIH, Dr. Chambers worked as a member of a research team at Oxford University, where he studied national efforts to implement evidence-based practice within healthcare systems. He publishes on strategic research directions in implementation science and serves as a plenary speaker at numerous scientific conferences. He received his A.B. degree (with Honors) in Economics from Brown University in 1997, and an M.Sc. and D.Phil degree in Management Studies (Organisational Behaviour) in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from Oxford University (UK).

Address:
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 3E414
Rockville, Maryland 20892

Mary Charlton, PhD, MS, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesLung Cancer ScreeningCancer Treatment QualityHospitals/Health SystemsMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database Analytics
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-384-1564

Dr. Charlton is an Associate Professor in the UI Department of Epidemiology and Associate Director of the Iowa SEER Cancer Registry. Her research focuses on rural disparities in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Address:
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Dr.
S453 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
CBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRBreast Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 646-468-7782

Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Section for Health Equity at the NYU Department of Population Health. Her research interests lie in community engaged research, cancer disparities, immigrant health, and implementation science. Her projects include engaging multiple Arab American community stakeholders to define cancer-related needs in Chicago and guide the development of acceptable, culturally congruent cancer interventions; interviewing Latina breast cancer survivors to understand determinants of financial toxicity; and conducting a process evaluation of a community-based breast cancer intervention with Latina women in Chicago to explore organizational success factors. Dr. Chebli holds a Master of Public Health from New York University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Address:
180 Madison Avenue
944
New York, New York 10016

Allison Cole, MD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsProgram EvaluationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesLung Cancer ScreeningHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based Care
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-543-8906

Allison Cole, MD, MPH is a family physician and researcher at the University of Washington.  She is Associate Director for the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Program at the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.  Her research efforts focus on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer screening programs and systematic strategies for addressing cancer screening disparities.  She completed her medical training at the University of Iowa and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington.

Address:
UW Department of Family Medicine
4225 roosevelt way NE
Suite 308
Seattle, Washington 98105

Gloria Coronado, PhD, University of Washington

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 503-335-2427

Gloria Coronado, PhD is an epidemiologist and the Mitch Greenlick Endowed Senior Investigator in Health Disparities Research at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. She completed her training at Stanford University and the University of Washington. Dr. Coronado’s research has focused on understanding and addressing disparities in the occurrence and burden of disease in underserved populations, with a special emphasis on the Latino population in the Pacific Northwest. She has developed several innovative and cost-effective interventions to improve rates of participation in cancer screening among Latinos. Her innovative work has led to successful partnerships with large health plans, state institutions, and clinics serving migrants and the uninsured. She currently directs or co-directs three programs that use systems-based approaches to raise the rates of colorectal cancer screening in health plans and clinics in Washington, Oregon and California.

Address:
Mitch Greenlick Endowed Senior Investigator
Center for Health Research | Kaiser Permanente NW
3800 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97227

Lori Crane, PhD, MPH, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersProstate Cancer ScreeningCBOs/CoalitionsSchoolsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentBreast Cancer ScreeningSkin Cancer PreventionTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Academic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingShared Decision-MakingMeasures/Measures Development
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-4385
Address:
University of Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E 17th Place
Bldg 500, Dean's Suite, Rm D
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Michaela Curran, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesEpidemiologySocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersSocial Network AnalysesCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database AnalyticsmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 951-905-8858

Michaela Curran is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. Her research lies at the intersection of population health, development studies, political economy, and social networks. Her dissertation explored how socio-economic factors, such as income inequality, economic development, and political exclusion, influence global, national, and within-country health disparities. Her recent research foci also include the efficacy of social network “eHealth” interventions for improving cancer survivors’ mental health, invisible disabilities in academia, and the comparative roles of relative and absolute income in health promotion.

Address:
University of Iowa
808 5th Street #317
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Melinda Davis, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthPhysical ActivityHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRural Health ClinicsSimulation and Systems ScienceCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 503-494-4365

Melinda Davis, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and the Director of Community Engaged Research for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network. She uses participatory methods to conduct research to reduce disparities in rural and vulnerable populations. Dr. Davis is currently funded through an NCI K07 scholar. She is leading research to understand regional variation in colorectal cancer screening and to implement interventions to improve colorectal cancer screening in collaboration with the Community Health Advocacy and Research Alliance, Oregon Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), and other state and national partners.

Address:
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
MC: L222
Portland, Oregon 97239

Natalie Del Vecchio, , University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesSurvey DevelopmentEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesCancer Treatment QualitySocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareShared Decision-MakingLarge Database AnalyticsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 1-563-676-2523

Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Her research interests in cancer epidemiology include health-services research, cancer disparities, health-related quality of life, health equity, and cancer survivorship. Her dissertation focused on the intersection of health literacy and how patients navigate cancer care, specifically examining how decision-making, care coordination, and survivorship care planning affect the quality of care received as well as health-related quality of life in survivorship

Address:
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Dept. of Epidemiology
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Sarah Dixon, MPA, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsPharmaciesNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBreast Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportDisseminationIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database Analytics
Project Role:   Community Partner
Telephone: 515-333-5016
Address:
9943 Hickman Road
Suite 103
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

William Doucette, PhD, FAPhA, RPh, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Health Departments/Government Health AgenciesPharmaciesRetail SettingsSurvey DevelopmentIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based Care
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-335-8786

William Doucette is Professor and Head in the Division of Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa. His primary research interest is to study pharmacists’ influence on medication management and use, especially for patients with chronic conditions. He has been principal investigator on grants exceeding two million dollars and has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. Professor Doucette has been a member of scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Address:
115 S. Grand Avenue
S518
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Andrea Dwyer, BS, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical Assistance2-1-1sCancer RegistriesIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-1018
Address:
University of Colorado Cancer Center
13001 East 17th Bldg 500
Office Number W6104-D
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Jan Eberth, PhD, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesLung Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthNCORP SitesCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database AnalyticsSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 803-576-5770

Jan Eberth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina and the Deputy Director of the SC Rural Health Research Center. Dr. Eberth received her PhD from the University of Texas School Of Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship from MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of her research is cancer health disparities, particularly socioeconomic and structural barriers that impede access and utilization to cancer screening and treatment. She is the co-chair of the CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup.

Address:
University of South Carolina
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
915 Greene Street, Room 234
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE, University of Kentucky

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Cost/Value-Based CareAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 859-323-5815

Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE, is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Kentucky and Nurse Scientist for UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Edward's program of research is focused on promoting equitable access to healthcare for underserved communities by examining the influence of social determinants on healthcare access, affordability and health outcomes. Her program of research utilizes community-based, mixed methods and interdisciplinary approaches to develop interventions that promote equity in access to and affordability of healthcare. Her current research focuses on developing and implementing tailored consumer-, systems-, and community-level programs to improve cost-related health literacy, promote health-seeking behaviors and support healthcare decision-making in underserved communities. She is currently implementing an interdisciplinary program to enhance cost of care conversations in healthcare settings to help address financial toxicity of patients and families with childhood cancers.

Address:
University of Kentucky
751 Rose Street, 557
Lexington, Kentucky 40536

Tatiana Enriquez, , University of Arizona

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsRetail SettingsFaith-Based SettingsSchoolsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingSocial Determinants of HealthHospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsShared Decision-Making
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-375-6050

Tatiana Enriquez is employed by MCHC as a CHW or Promotora de Salud working in the area of diabetes prevention, cancer and support services projects. The Juntos Contra el Cancer support group includes over 40 breast cancer survivors who meet regularly to offer emotional support to one another and educate and support women who are newly diagnosed on navigating cancer therapy.

Address:
Mariposa Community Health Center
825 N Grand Ave.
Suite 100
Nogales, Arizona 85621

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, Emory University

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical Assistance2-1-1sBreast Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Academic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysismHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 404-727-4701

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollin School of Public Health.  She has over 25 years of experience in health promotion, cancer prevention and control and evaluation/implementation research.  She has received funding from NCI, CDC, ACS and foundations.

Address:
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Faith-Based SettingsCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportHealth and Risk CommunicationCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 646-364-8333
Address:
CUNY School of Public Health
55 W 125th St
New York, New York 10027

Paige Farris, MSW, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCancer RegistriesCommunity Cancer CentersMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 541-728-0665

Ms. Paige Farris has over 10 years of experience protecting human subjects in research, managing cancer prevention clinical trials, co-writing grants, implementing research projects in both university and Veteran Hospital settings as well as conducting statewide cancer prevention and control projects. Her research interests focus on building community capacity for research in a few different ways; first, by conducting trainings in community settings with the goal of familiarizing individuals and project teams to the research process so community researchers can begin their own studies more quickly, efficiently and ethically. She conducts trainings around the use of Evidence-Based Approaches and the importance of protecting human subjects participating in community-based research. Additionally, and in collaboration with OHSU’s IRB Chair, she runs the Community Research Navigation team at OHSU as a result of facilitating the development of a new approach in the review and approval of community research; impacting institutional policy along the way. Finally, by working closely with community researchers, Ms. Farris is interested in providing technical assistance to community researchers in the design of research implementation; assuring project outcomes are—sometimes creatively—met based on novel data collection tools or recruitment techniques. She has a commitment to improving health policy through research and values collaboration and research partnerships in order to improve healthcare for all people.

Address:
School of Public Health
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
GH 153
Portland, Oregon 97239-2964

Maria Fernandez, PhD, University of Texas, Houston

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersPhysical ActivityAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPR2-1-1sCommunity Cancer CentersBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))ACCSIS and IC3 SitesHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 713-500-9626

Dr. Fernandez is the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor in Health and Medicine, a Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas, School of Public Health (SPH) in Houston, and Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research (CHPPR). Her research has focused on cancer prevention and control among underserved populations. She has conducted studies that range from the development and evaluation of new interventions to the science of understanding and intervening to accelerate the use of evidence-based interventions in real- world settings. Dr. Fernandez has extensive experience in research translation and dissemination and implementation (D&I) research, and has been a member of the NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Study Section. She is a PI on two NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health R01s, one to develop and evaluate an online decision support system for health program planners to facilitate adoption, adaptation, and implementation of evidence-based programs and another to validate a measure of organizational readiness. Her studies have identified important behaviors and determinants of adoption and implementation of cancer control interventions in clinical and community settings and have developed implementation strategies to increase adoption and implementation of evidence-based cancer control interventions. She is an internationally known expert on Intervention Mapping and co-author on the 4th edition of Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach (2016). She recently authored an article on the use of IM in implementation science: Implementation Mapping: Using Intervention Mapping to Plan Implementation Strategies. She also contributed two chapters to Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum, (Chambers, Vinson, Norton, Eds.; 2018).

Address:
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
7000 Fannin St., Suite 2080
Houston, Texas 77030

Renée Ferrari, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersRural Health ClinicsLung Cancer ScreeningACCSIS and IC3 SitesImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 919-445-6221

Dr. Renee Ferrari is a Research Scientist with the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include clinical preventive screening, maternal and child health services, implementation science, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Ferrari's current focus involves improving cancer screening in North Carolina’s vulnerable populations, specifically colorectal (CRC) and lung cancer. She is exploring patient, provider, and pharmacist perspectives on distributing colorectal cancer screening tests in pharmacies (versus the standard practice of a primary care office) under the premise that pharmacy-based distribution could remove patient barriers and increase CRC screening rates. Related work includes interviews with CRC screening-eligible patients to explore barriers and facilitators to CRC screening and follow-up. In addition, she is working on a project aimed at helping patients make informed decisions about lung cancer screening. Dr. Ferrari has more than a decade of experience in qualitative research aimed at improving health services for vulnerable populations. This experience includes designing studies, planning and executing research, developing data collection tools including interview and focus group guides, analyzing and interpreting data, and synthesizing and disseminating findings. Earlier work prior to academia involved consulting with non-profit organizations to assist them in developing and executing performance evaluation plans to improve the quality of their work with their target populations. Prior to that, she spent several years working within community-based organizations on the front lines of helping marginalized women transition from welfare to work.

Address:
101 East Weaver Street, Suite 203C
Campus Box 7293
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510

Sue Flocke, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersPrimary Care AssociationsSurvey DevelopmentNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesLung Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Health and Risk CommunicationDisseminationIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 216-368-3887

Susan ‘Sue’ Flocke, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and currently holds the Kaiser Permanente Professor of Evidence-based Family Medicine endowed professorship. Her research is focused on enhancing preventive service delivery in the primary care setting, effective clinician-patient communication of health behavior change, and building linkages to community resources to facilitate behavior change. Current projects focus on reducing the harms from tobacco and implementing and evaluating systems change to use an eReferral to increase tobacco cessation support for socially disadvantaged patients. She enjoys mentoring and collaborating on transdisciplinary research initiatives.

Address:
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239

Victoria Foster, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesFaith-Based SettingsSchoolsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 646-501-3871

Victoria Foster, MPH, joined NYU in July 2019 with more than 10 years of experience at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, most recently in the role of Manager of Clinical-Community Program Linkages, City Research Scientist II, for the Primary Care Information Project. Ms. Foster directed, managed, and developed activities including the implementation and evaluation of policy, intervention, and strategic planning projects on chronic disease prevention and self-management through clinical-community linkages across multi-sector partnerships.

Address:
180 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Daniela Friedman, PhD, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Prostate Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthHospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 803-576-5815

Dr. Friedman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and core faculty in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. She is also co-director of the Arnold School of Public Health’s Office for the Study of Aging. Dr. Friedman’s graduate degrees are in health studies and gerontology. Her community- and stakeholder-engaged research is focused on health and cancer communication with diverse older adults. Specifically, she evaluates how communities access, understand, and use disease risk and prevention information, and examines the use of innovative strategies to promote the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based, language appropriate, and culturally relevant messages and programs. Currently she serves as Principal Investigator of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. Dr. Friedman is also a PI on the CDC-funded South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network Collaborating Center and on an NIH study examining effective strategies for communicating about breast cancer and the environment.

Address:
University of South Carolina
Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
915 Greene Street, Room 557
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

David Garcia, PhD, FACSM, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthHealth and Risk CommunicationIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 15206264641

Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. He has extensive experience in short and long-term intervention trials in the areas of physical activity, diet, and weight management. He received his training from leading institutions and mentors in the field. Since 2006, Dr. Garcia has worked on numerous funded research projects, including research funded by industry, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundations. This includes working as a lifestyle interventionist/exercise physiologist in several clinical trials with overweight and obese adults, morbidly obese adults (Class II and III obesity), and individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Since arriving at the University of Arizona, his research has focused on the development of gender and culturally-sensitive weight loss interventions for Hispanic males. To support this effort, Dr. Garcia established “Nosotros Comprometidos a Su Salud -Committed to Your Health”, a program developed to support research through community service and partnering with underserved Tucson residents. Dr. Garcia also is the Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Engagement for the University of Arizona Cancer Center. In this role, he is currently examining the burden of obesity-related disease and cancers, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, in Mexican-Origin adults.

Address:
3950 S. Country Club Rd.
Suite 330
Tucson, Arizona 85714

Lizzie Garcia, BSBM, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Physical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsRetail SettingsFaith-Based SettingsSchoolsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Hospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-375-6050

Lizzie Garcia, BSBM,  a native of the Arizona - Sonora border has been employed at Mariposa Community Health Center since 2006.  Throughout her time at Mariposa, Lizzie has had many roles including nutrition educator for elementary school aged children and youth prevention work for teens.  She is currently the Program Prevention Manager, where she supervises various programs such as Nutrition Education, Diabetes Prevention, Tobacco Prevention, and The Summer Youth Institute. Lizzie enjoys music, movies, reading and socializing with family and friends.  Lizzie is passionate about prevention, and works towards improving the health and wellness of Santa Cruz County.

Address:
Mariposa Community Health Center
825 N Grand Ave.
Suite 100
Nogales, Arizona 85621

Karen Glanz, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersRetail SettingsFaith-Based SettingsWorksitesSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCancer RegistriesSkin Cancer PreventionSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsMeasures/Measures DevelopmentSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 215-898-0613

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is the George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and Director of the UPenn Prevention Research Center. Dr. Glanz has led complex multi-method research, evidence reviews and studies of cancer prevention and control, health and nutrition behavior, environments and policy for more than two decades. She has led several large, multi-site studies over the past fifteen years including being Principal Investigator for the successful CPCRN Collaborating Centers at Emory University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Address:
801 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 19104

Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsProgram EvaluationCancer Cost/Value-Based CareDisseminationImplementation ScienceMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisComparative EffectivenessmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-287-2997
Address:
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, MPE 16
Seattle, Washington 98101

Heidi Haines, MS, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPR
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 319-335-8350

Heidi Haines is the Project Director for the University of Iowa Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Collaborating Center. She is also the Center Coordinator/Evaluator for the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health. Ms. Haines has experience in protecting human subjects in research, managing research projects, co-writing grants and grant management. Additionally, she conducts center-level evaluation, communications and dissemination and training as needed. Ms. Haines works closely with advisory boards, health departments and community partners/stakeholders on the PRC’s and CPCRN’s community-based research projects.

Address:
145 N. Riverside Drive
100 College of Public Health Bldg., Room N436
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsWorksitesProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareMeasures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 206-616-7859

Peggy Hannon is an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and director of the Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC Prevention Research Center. Dr. Hannon’s research focuses on dissemination and implementation research, with an emphasis on cancer screening and workplace health promotion. She develops and tests interventions and conducts evaluation studies in partnership with entities such as the American Cancer Society, CDC, and state and local departments of health to disseminate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection practices to clinical and community settings.

Address:
Health Promotion Research Center
University of Washington
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98105

Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRetail SettingsWorksitesProgram EvaluationTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))DisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-616-8113
Address:
University of Washington
Director, Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th St., Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98105-4804

James Hébert, ScD, MSPH, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietProstate Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyAcademic Medical CentersCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures DevelopmentSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 803-576-5622
Address:
University of South Carolina
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
915 Greene Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208-4005

Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCancer RegistriesCommunity Cancer CentersBreast Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportHospitals/Health SystemsIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures Development
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 803-777-8214
Address:
University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
1601 Greene Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures DevelopmentSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 919-843-9468

Rachel Hirschey is an assistant professor in the school of nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and associate member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on designing and testing physical activity interventions to improve cancer outcomes and eliminate cancer disparities. Priorities in Dr. Hirschey’s work include: (1) co-creating interventions with key stakeholders; (2) guiding interventions with dual process behavior theories; (3) creating interventions to be scalable and sustainable in oncology practice; and (4) tailoring interventions for groups who experience cancer disparities.

Address:
UNC School of Nursing
513 Carrington Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesLung Cancer ScreeningAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationShared Decision-MakingSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-384-8511

Dr. Hoffman is a general internist who directs the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He also co-leads the Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science Program at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. His areas of research interest include comparative effectiveness, epidemiology, systematic reviews, and decision making. Research topics include prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer screening and treatment for localized prostate cancers.

Address:
200 Hawkins Drive
SE 618 GH
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsWorksitesSchoolsProgram EvaluationSimulation and Systems ScienceCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation TechniquesmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 617-872-9507

Dr. Terry Huang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design, and Co-Director of the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Previously, Dr. Huang played a leading role at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the integration of systems science and public health. Dr. Huang has had a long history of research and policy leadership in the area of obesity and chronic disease prevention. In addition, he is passionate about systems-oriented community health, design for health, public health entrepreneurship, and strategies for collective impact. Dr. Huang has lectured and published extensively on these and other topics. In addition to his varied academic research endeavors, his current work also focuses on innovations at the intersection of business, design, and health, including the development of a new global public health entrepreneurship platform focused on early-stage solutions that target multiple UN sustainable development goals. Dr. Huang received the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011. In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named Distinguished Scientist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013. Dr. Huang holds a PhD in Preventive Medicine and an MPH from the University of Southern California, an MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), and a BA in Psychology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He is Board Certified in Public Health (CPH) and is Fellow, Councilor, and Past Program Chair of The Obesity Society. He is also VP North America and a member of the executive board of the World Obesity Federation.

Address:
CUNY School of Public Health
55 W. 125th Street
New York, New York 10027

Tom Hurley, MS, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietEpidemiologyCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database Analytics
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 803-576-5621
Address:
University of South Carolina
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
915 Greene Street, Room 243
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Pulwasha Iftikhar, MD, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Cost/Value-Based CareMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceOncology Clinical Trial NetworksCancer Disparities/Health EquityShared Decision-MakingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysismHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 646.364.0263
Address:
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
55 W. 125 Street
New York, New York 10027

Maia Ingram, MPH, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Physical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsShared Decision-MakingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-626-2267

Maia Ingram, MPH is Director of Participatory Research & Practice, Co-Director Arizona Prevention Research Center, Co-Director of the AzPRC and a Co-Investigator of the current AzPRC core research to evaluate a CHW community-clinical linkage program. Ms. Ingram was involved in the first national study of CHWs and subsequent efforts to define the profession.  Since 1995, Ms. Ingram has been instrumental in building partnerships with community organizations in Southern Arizona through participatory evaluation of numerous CHW demonstration projects, many with MCHC. Ms. Ingram contributes qualitative expertise to AzPRC efforts and engages CHWs as partners in qualitative studies in the Mexican origin communities. Ms. Ingram has built critical evaluation and research capacity among community partners, applying solid community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles. She has also encouraged and mentored many community partners to participate in and lead peer-review publications.

Address:
1295 N. Martin Avenue
Drachman Hall A214
PO Box: 245209
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Nadia Islam, PhD, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsPharmaciesRetail SettingsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 646-501-3478

Nadia Islam, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine. Her research focuses on developing culturally relevant community-clinical linkage models to promote health equity in disadvantaged communities. She leads the cardiovascular disease and diabetes research track of the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, a NIH-funded Research Center of Excellence dedicated to reducing health disparities facing Asian American communities; is Research Director of the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (PRC); and co-directs the Community Engagement and Population Health Research core of NYU’s Clinical Translational Science Institute. She also serves as the principal investigator on several NIH- and CDC-funded initiatives evaluating the impact of community health worker (CHW) interventions on chronic disease management and prevention in diverse populations. Dr. Islam is a medical sociologist with a doctorate in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. She serves on the American Diabetes Association Taskforce on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. Previously, she was on the board of the Public Health Association of New York and chaired the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Islam is co-editor of Asian American Communities and Health (Jossey Bass Publisher, 2009). Her work has been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, Diabetes Care, and numerous other peer-reviewed journals.

Address:
180 Madison Ave
8th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Christine Kava, PhD, MA, University of Washington

Expertise:
WorksitesCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Implementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 206-685-9504
Address:
Department of Health Services
1107 NE 45th St.
Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98105

Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH, Emory University

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPR2-1-1sTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Implementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 404-712-9957
Address:
1518 Clifton Road NE
Grace Crum Rollins Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesBehavioral HealthCaregiversMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsIntervention Development and TestingPalliative and End-of-Life CareNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based Care
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-315-7049
Address:
1200 Larimer Street
Room 5002M (5th floor)
Golden, Colorado 80217

Sarah Knerr, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Health Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentBreast Cancer ScreeningHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-221-1755
Address:
Department of Health Services
University of Washington
Box 359455
Seattle, Washington 98195

Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsSchoolsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingSocial Determinants of HealthHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 206-667-7182

Dr. Ko is the director of the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, and evaluation of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research. Dr. Ko received a PhD degree from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also a native speaker of both Spanish and Korean.

Address:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North, M3-B232
Seattle, Washington 98109

Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPREpidemiologyBreast Cancer ScreeningHospitals/Health SystemsCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 646-501-3490

Julie Kranick has a MA in Geography from Hunter College and a MPhil in Epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She previously worked on the NCI funded Metropolitan New York Registry of families at increased risk of breast cancer. Julie is a program manager with the Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine where she has engaged in health disparities, cancer, aging, and community-based participatory research, utilizing mixed-methods and large datasets.

Address:
180 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsPharmaciesFaith-Based SettingsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 646-501-3479

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Section for Health Equity, Departments of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Kwon is a social epidemiologist whose research examines the social and cultural contextual factors that influence health and health outcomes among racial and ethnic communities across the lifespan and with a particular focus on Asian Americans. Using a social determinants of health framework, Dr. Kwon engages in the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies in community settings with a focus on assessing cultural relevancy and impact, and identifying innovative channels to disseminate and translate findings and outcomes for priority end-users. She works collaboratively and in partnership with multi-sectorial coalitions made up of local and national community-based organizations, governmental agencies, service delivery organizations and multi-disciplinary researchers to address community-level health disparities. Dr. Kwon directs the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded, Center for the Study of Asian American Health and serves as the Director of the Integrating Special Populations Unit of the NYU-H+H Clinical Translational Science Institute, Associate Director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core of the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the Associate Director of the Section for Health Equity. She was awarded her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Yale University, her doctorate in the Division of Sociomedical Sciences from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and served as a W.K. Kellogg Community Scholars Post-doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior & Society.

Address:
NYU School of Medicine
180 Madison Ave
8th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Stephanie Land, PhD, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Health Departments/Government Health AgenciesEpidemiologyLung Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Oncology Clinical Trial NetworksMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database Analytics
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-6946
Address:
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr.
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Matthew Lee, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersDisseminationImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: (646) 501-3487
Address:
180 Madison Avenue
8-23C
New York, New York 10016

Becky Lee, MS, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Expertise:
Survey Development
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 919-966-2812

Becky Lee is the project director for the CPCRN Coordinating Center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an appointment through the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Ms. Lee has expertise in project management of complex, multicenter collaborative research projects. She is responsible for the day-to-day coordination, implementation, and management of activities related to the CPCRN Coordinating Center. Becky holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a master of science degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Program in Public Health Leadership through the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Becky has worked in the Coordinating Center since 2015.

Address:
200 North Greensboro Street
Suite D15
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510

Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsRetail SettingsSchoolsProgram EvaluationCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceACCSIS and IC3 SitesDisseminationImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 919-966-3648

Jennifer Leeman is an associate professor in the UNC School of Nursing and an implementation science with a focus on primary prevention in community-based settings. She currently is PI of a CDC-funded contract, “Assessing Awareness and Use of School Health Tools and Resources” that is applying mixed methods to evaluate how schools use four tools that the CDC disseminates to implement school health interventions (2015-2017). She directs the Dissemination Core of UNC’s CDC-funded Prevention Research Center and is faculty in the UNC CTSA’s Dissemination & Implementation Methods unit.

Jennifer Leeman is an associate professor in the UNC School of Nursing and an implementation science with a focus on primary prevention in community-based settings. She currently is PI of a CDC-funded contract, “Assessing Awareness and Use of School Health Tools and Resources” that is applying mixed methods to evaluate how schools use four tools that the CDC disseminates to implement school health interventions (2015-2017). She directs the Dissemination Core of UNC’s CDC-funded Prevention Research Center and is faculty in the UNC CTSA’s Dissemination & Implementation Methods unit.

Address:
Campus Box #7460
University of North Carolina School of Nursing
Room 5004
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRural Health ClinicsCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingEpidemiologySocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportIntervention Development and TestingOncology Clinical Trial NetworksCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-621-5730

Purnima Madhivanan is an Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at University of Arizona, Tucson. A physician by training, she completed her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the Director of the Global Health Training Program at University of Arizona, Tucson and serves as a co-PI for the Global Health Equity Scholar consortium in collaboration with Stanford, Yale and University of California, Berkeley.

For the past 20 years, her research has focused on disadvantaged populations, elucidating the dynamics of poverty, gender, and the environmental & social determinants of health, in particular the impact on women and children living in rural and limited resource communities. Dr. Madhivanan’s work focuses on addressing the systemic inequities that put women at-risk for poor health outcomes. Her current research is examining the intersection of infectious diseases and cancer, vaginal microbiome, global health, diagnostics and health disparities. Her work has resulted in more than 150 peer-review publications. She continues to develop novel lines of research and has been supported by foundations, biotechnology companies, federal and international funding organizations. Dr. Madhivanan serves as an advisor to a number of state departments of Public Health, non-profits as well as governmental research organizations.

Address:
1295 N Martin Avenue
PO Box 245209
Room A204
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietCBOs/CoalitionsMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersPalliative and End-of-Life CareCancer Disparities/Health Equity
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 510-418-8642

Dr. Mazor is an Instructor and T32 Cancer Prevention and Control Fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research investigates cancer survivorship and early palliative care in vulnerable populations. She has a particular interest in developing and implementing culturally sensitive, community-based interventions to mitigate poor psychosocial outcomes in Black and Latinx women with advanced breast cancer.

She is an experienced oncology nurse who is committed to improving quality of life in cancer patients and family caregivers. She has served as an investigator of several studies examining social determinants of symptom burden and distress in female cancer survivors and evaluation of models of care that promote equity.

Address:
Mount Sinai Center for Advanced Medicine
17 East 102nd St
6th Floor
New York, New York 10029

Susan McKernan, DMD, MS, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersSurvey DevelopmentEpidemiologyMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures DevelopmentSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-335-6896

Susan McKernan completed her MS in dental public health from Iowa in 2009 and her PhD in oral science from Iowa in 2012. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Dr. McKernan is the course co-director for "Introduction to Dental Public Health" and co-director of “Administration of Public Dental Programs.” She participates in predoctoral teaching in preventive dentistry and community dentistry, including the first-year preventive dentistry clinic. Dr. McKernan provides instruction in the graduate program about use of health services research, dental workforce evaluation, and access to dental care. Dr. McKernan has a secondary appointment at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, where she is a researcher with the Health Policy Research Program. Her current research projects focus on Iowa's dentist workforce capacity, barriers to dental care for health disparity populations, and incorporating geospatial analysis into oral health research. Other research interests include dental student career choices and educational outcomes. Dr. McKernan has received federal funding for her research from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the CDC. She has also conducted outcomes research on the Iowa Dental Wellness Plan since it began in 2014.

Address:
University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
221 South Quadrangle
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Patty Molina, BS, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Rural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsSchoolsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Hospitals/Health SystemsSocial Network AnalysesHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 520-375-6050

Patty Molina, BS, the lead MCHC investigator, is Senior Director of Community Health Services, and has overseen Juntos Contra al Cancer (Together Against Cancer) cancer screening and care navigation support programs over the past 15 years. She facilitates partnerships with the AzPRC and other UArizona faculty on collaborative research projects including grants in childhood obesity, hearing loss and sleep.

Address:
Mariposa Community Health Center
825 N Grand Ave.
Suite 100
Nogales, Arizona 85621

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesPharmaciesRetail SettingsNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyCancer Treatment QualitySocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsLarge Database AnalyticsHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation TechniquesComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-4760

Elaine Morrato, DrPH MPH CPH is a professor in Health Systems, Management and Policy and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Trained as an epidemiologist and board-certified in public health, her passion is accelerating the translation of evidence into practice with a particular focus on preventive care and drug safety. She directs the Innovation-Bioentrepreneurism and Dissemination Science programs for the NIH-supported Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute. She regularly advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on issues of risk communication and management and is currently a visiting scientist with FDA in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Her past experience as an R&D manager at Procter & Gamble with responsibility for commercializing new OTC and prescription drugs informs her research and public health practice.

Address:
Mail Stop B119
13001 E 17th Pl
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
EpidemiologyCancer RegistriesNCORP SitesACCSIS and IC3 SitesImplementation Science
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-6785
Address:
NCI, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sci
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 4E442, MSC 9778
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9778

Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsSchoolsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 626-780-7899

Victoria Ngo is an Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH), Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at CUNY SPH, and an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research as a clinical psychologist focuses on task-shifting mental health care and the development of implementation strategies to increase access to and the quality of mental health services in global low-resource settings. Since 2001 she has been developing mental health research infrastructure and clinical capacity in Vietnam where she leads depression care capacity-building programmes.

Address:
CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
55 W. 125th St.
New York, New York 10027

Sam Noblet, MPH, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Physical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationHealth and Risk CommunicationShared Decision-Making
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 803-777-5887

Sam Noblet is the Project Coordinator for the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Network. He is a recent MPH graduate of the Physical Activity and Public Health program at the USC Arnold School of Public Health. His primary interests include the various health benefits of physical activity, particularly in relation to chronic disease prevention. He previously worked with the process evaluation of the SC FitnessGram implementation through SCDHEC.

Address:
University of South Carolina
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
915 Greene Street, Suite 537
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Wynne Norton, PhD, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Primary Care AssociationsSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCommunity Cancer CentersCancer Treatment QualityNCORP SitesACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationIntervention Development and TestingOncology Clinical Trial NetworksMeasures/Measures DevelopmentComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-6875
Address:
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, #3E424
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Nicole Novak, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPREpidemiologySocial Determinants of Health
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-335-9750

Dr. Nicole Novak is a Assistant Research Scientist in the Prevention Research Center and the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. Dr. Novak uses epidemiologic, community-engaged, and mixed methods to study community and policy-level factors that shape the health of immigrant, Latino and rural communities. Dr. Novak has contributed to the evaluation of PRC’s core research project, Active Ottumwa. She is also partners with the Active Ottumwa Community Advisory Board to conduct in-depth qualitative research about social and economic factors shaping well being for Ottumwa residents.

Address:
145 N. Riverside Drive
N400 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Tomas Nuño, PhD, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPREpidemiologyEconomic EvaluationBreast Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Cost/Value-Based CareAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database AnalyticsComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: (520) 626-1379

Tomas Nuño, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine with a joint appointment in the Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Nuño completed his PhD in Epidemiology in August 2011 at the University of Arizona. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Nuño was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Arizona Area Health Education Center-funded Clinical Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research Academic Fellowship Program. The goal of the fellowship program was to provide training in clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, with a specific focus on primary care for rural and underserved patients, families, and communities in Arizona. In September 2012, Dr. Nuño received a three-year National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities postdoctoral fellowship grant as part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Research Training Program. In September 2017, Dr. Nuño received a three-year junior faculty diversity supplement grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to explore tools and practices to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) and complications among Hispanic diabetics in Arizona.

Dr. Nuño’s program of research addresses the issues of chronic disease disparities among underserved populations. Particular areas of research include diabetes and CVD prevention and outcomes among Hispanics in the United States. The over-arching aim of his program of research is to identify disparities in health outcomes and to find methods to prevent and control chronic diseases among Hispanics and other underserved populations. He has expertise with population-based research and utilization of large national databases, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. He has a growing field of work and research with behavioral epidemiology and community-based interventions. Dr. Nuño enjoys working with diverse faculty, fellows, residents, and students in a transdisciplinary team-science approach.

Address:
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4169B
PO Box 245057
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Linda Overholser, MD, MPH, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity Engagement and CBPREpidemiologyAcademic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-6348

Linda Overholser is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the TACTIC (Thriving After Cancer Treatment is Complete) clinical program which seeks to assist childhood cancer survivors with transition to adult primary care. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of cancer survivorship and specifically how primary care can be empowered to more actively participate in shared care for cancer survivors. This is especially relevant for individuals diagnosed with cancer and living in rural areas, where cancer specific resources may be more limited. Dr. Overholser's research has included 1) developing and testing an intervention that successfully raised knowledge of cancer survivorship issues in rural Colorado primary care practices and 2) successfully partnering with rural communities to gain a more granular understanding of the factors that influence the provision of cancer survivorship care in those communities. She is also an active member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Guidelines Panel.

Address:
12631 E 17th Ave
Mail Stop B180
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Nitin Pagedar, MD, MPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesProgram Evaluation
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-384-6980

Dr. Pagedar is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and co-leader of the Head and Neck Cancer section of the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nitin takes part in research at the Holden Center on cancer epidemiology and population science looking at cancer etiology, cancer health services and outcomes, and cancer prevention and control He obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and his MPH from the University of Iowa. Dr. Pagedar’s specialties include parathyroid surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and thyroid surgery.

Address:
21261 PFP Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesLung Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthDisseminationImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health Equity
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-6708
Address:
9609 Medical Center Drive
NIH
Rockville, Maryland 20892

Cynthia Perry, PhD, FNP-BC, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 503-494-3826

Cynthia Perry is the Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.  She holds a PhD in nursing science from OHSU, MSN in family nurse practitioner from Yale, and BA in anthropology from Northwestern. She has practiced as an FNP in various settings including rural Oregon and Alaska. She currently practices at OHSU Anticoagulation Clinic.  Her research focuses on physical activity promotion as an avenue to reducing health disparities within rural and Latino communities using a community-based participatory research approach. She works on multidisciplinary national research teams and networks as well as with local communities. She is developing an expertise in dissemination and implementation of public health programs and clinical interventions. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association.

Address:
3455 SW US Veteran's Hospital Rd
SN-5S
Portland, Oregon 97219

Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Rural Health
Project Role:   Student
Telephone: 919-600-0518

Victoria Petermann is a PhD student at the UNC School of Nursing, and a CPCRN co-investigator at the UNC collaborating center. Petermann's current research interests involve exploring how geographic factors impact access to cancer care and outcomes for individuals with gynecologic malignancies. She is primarily focused on rural-urban differences in gynecologic cancer care and outcomes and understanding what factors put rural patients at risk for poor outcomes.

Address:
UNC School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH, Harvard University

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 617-432-1872

Shoba Ramanadhan is a behavioral scientist with expertise in implementation science, cancer disparities, and community-based participatory research. Her work focuses on strengthening systems in underserved communities to leverage the best available evidence for cancer prevention and control. Her research falls into three streams. First, she designs and evaluates workforce development interventions to promote the use of research evidence within community-based organizations in the US and India. This work also includes examinations of the impacts of staff social networks on the uptake and use of research evidence. Second, she studies the adaptation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control programs for use in underserved communities in the US and India. Her goal is to design practice-focused guidelines for strategic adaptation so that implementing organizations can increase the impact of available interventions for underserved communities. The third stream of her work focuses on methods to incorporate practitioner expertise into the cancer prevention and control evidence base more effectively. This work includes evaluations of strategies to identify and engage critical implementation stakeholders as well as technology-based methods to gather stakeholder insight efficiently. Dr. Ramanadhan completed her postdoctoral training at the Yale School of Public Health and received her ScD from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH from the Yale School of Public Health, and BS from Cornell University.

Address:
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersLung Cancer ScreeningACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationDe-ImplementationIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityShared Decision-MakingSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 919-391-7775

Dr. Reuland is a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and did his internal medicine residency at Yale—New Haven Hospital. He practiced and taught internal medicine for 11 years (including 4 years with the U.S. Indian Health Service) before deciding to focus on research and enter a post-doctoral fellowship at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He completed the fellowship and MPH degree at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2008, after which he rejoined the UNC faculty as a health services researcher. His research interests include developing, testing, and implementing interventions aimed at improving clinical communication, decision making, and health behaviors within primary care practice and health systems. Much of his work aims to enhance our understanding of how to make cancer screening more appropriate, patient-centered, and effective.

His primary areas of inquiry are in cancer prevention and control, though he collaborates on studies in other disease areas. He is currently principal investigator of a multi-site, clinical trial funded by an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant testing a colorectal cancer screening intervention in safety net care settings in North Carolina and New Mexico. He recently led a multi-disciplinary effort to develop policies, processes, and tools needed for appropriate implementation of lung cancer screening within the UNC Health Care System, and he is PI on intramural (pilot) research grants to develop and test lung cancer screening decision support tools. Dr. Reuland was recently appointed Director of the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, supported by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and University Cancer Research Fund, which focuses on improving the delivery of evidence-based cancer screening in NC.

Address:
101 E Weaver St
CB 7293
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Expertise:
2-1-1sLung Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Health and Risk CommunicationHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation TechniquesmHealth/eHealthSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 919-843-8042
Address:
Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
CB #7440, 316 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Thomas Richards, MD, CDC

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersLung Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-3220

Thomas B. Richards, MD, is a medical officer in the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Richards graduated from the University of California at San Francisco Medical School in 1969. He completed the requirements for a master’s degree in public health at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health in 1976 and was certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 1983. Dr. Richards has been with the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch since 1999. His current research areas of interest include analyses of national surveys about cancer prevention and control, and analyses of cancer registry data linked with Medicare claims.

Address:
4770 Buford Hwy
Bldg 107 (F-76), 3rd Floor, Rm 03232
Chamblee, Georgia 30341-3717

Betsy Risendal, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesProgram EvaluationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesAcademic Medical CentersIntervention Development and TestingNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based Care
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-0611
Address:
University of Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E 17th Place
Bldg 500, Rm 3350
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsPharmaciesProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceBehavioral HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))ACCSIS and IC3 SitesImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 919-966-2759

Dr. Rohweder is a Senior Investigator with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked extensively in the field of dissemination and implementation research and has expertise in the translation of evidence-based guidelines and recommendations into clinical and public health practice. Specific areas of interest include cancer screening, chronic disease management, and methods for improving community engaged research. She has been involved with the CPCRN since 2008, and she currently serves as the Project Director of the UNC network site. She received her MPH from Columbia University in 1994 and her DrPH from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004.

Address:
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
200 N. Greensboro St., Suite D-15
CB #7424
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510

Julia Rowland, PhD, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCancer Treatment QualityBehavioral HealthCaregiversMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportNCORP SitesAcademic Medical CentersIntervention Development and TestingOncology Clinical Trial NetworksPalliative and End-of-Life CareMeasures/Measures Development
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 202-483-8600

Dr. Rowland is a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked with and conducted competitively funded research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their caregivers, and published broadly in psycho-oncology, including co-editing with the late Dr. Jimmie Holland the ground-breaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology.

Dr. Rowland received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and was one of the first two psychologists to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in psychosocial oncology. While at Memorial, she earned her license in psychology and held joint appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics. In 1990 Dr. Rowland moved to Washington, DC to become founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center. Nine years later, she was recruited to the National Cancer Institute to become the first, full-time Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship. During her tenure as Director, Dr. Rowland helped build the visibility of the Office of Cancer Survivorship and created numerous governmental and non-profit partnerships to advance public awareness about and funding for research promoting the healthspan and post-treatment care of the growing population of cancer survivors of all ages, and their families.

Since retiring from her NCI position in September 2017, Dr. Rowland has assumed the role of Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a 24-year old non-profit that provides integrative care programs and services to cancer survivors, their family caregivers and healthcare providers in the heart of Washington, DC. In this new role, she hopes to bring the growing evidence-base for best practices in quality survivorship care to the broader community.

Address:
Smith Center for Healing & the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20009

Grace Ryan, MPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsSchoolsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentSocial Determinants of HealthImplementation ScienceMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 319-384-1494

Grace Ryan's research focuses improving the implementation of evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention in rural settings. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and she earned her MPH in 2015 from New York University. Her dissertation research utilizes quantitative methods to understand missed opportunities for HPV vaccination using medical claims data and qualitative methods to explore clinic-level barriers and facilitators to the implementation of EBIs for HPV vaccine promotion. In addition to her research focused on cancer prevention and control, she has also provided support on several evaluation projects in the areas of maternal and child health and school nutrition.

Address:
145 N. Riverside Drive
N475 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH, CDC

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesSurvey DevelopmentEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesBreast Cancer ScreeningAcademic Medical CentersSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-8372

Dr. Sabatino is a medical officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Sabatino’s research interests include examining quality of cancer care from screening through treatment and survivorship, with a particular interest in how access to care influences care received. Dr. Sabatino also works with The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), leading systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions to promote cancer screening, and collaborates on several multi-institutional initiatives including the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). Dr. Sabatino received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine, and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in general internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Address:
4770 Buford Highway
MS F76
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Nasim Sabounchi, PhD, MSc, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsSimulation and Systems ScienceCommunity Engagement and CBPRBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthHospitals/Health SystemsImplementation ScienceShared Decision-MakingSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 646-364-9590

Dr. Nasim Sabounchi is a Research Associate Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy where she is also affiliated with the Center for Systems and Community Design (CSCD). She is an industrial and systems engineer, and a systems scientist in the field of public health and healthcare and recipient of the Systems Science Scholarship, Academy of Health - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her research interest involves adopting tools including systems science methodologies, systems engineering and data analytics to model complex systems and problems pertaining to health outcomes at both the individual and population levels. Dr. Sabounchi contributes to the advancement of system dynamics modeling and computer simulation for studying complex health and social systems and leads various projects in the domain of public health and health policy analysis including prevention of prescription misuse, enhancing access to care for socio-economically disadvantaged populations, antibiotic resistance, Lyme Disease, HPV and epidemics.

Address:
55 W. 125th Street
7th Floor
New York, New York 10027

Aaron Scherer, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersSurvey DevelopmentLung Cancer ScreeningHealth and Risk CommunicationShared Decision-MakingMeasures/Measures DevelopmentHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-384-6180

Dr. Scherer is currently an Associate faculty member with the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. Aaron earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa and utilizes methodologies from social psychology, social cognition, and neuropsychology to study the causes and consequences of biased beliefs. His current research has focused on the causes and consequences of biased beliefs regarding health and politics. One line of his research examines the causes of biased beliefs, primarily focusing on biased information seeking, highlighting the role that desirability (e.g., positive affect associated with being right; money) plays in biasing information seeking and subsequent confidence and decision making. His other line of research examines the consequences of biased beliefs across a variety of contexts such as the impact of comparative biases on intentions to change eating behaviors; metaphors on intentions to get vaccinated; and political stereotypes on political polarization.

Address:
Department of Internal Medicine
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Randy Schwartz, MSPH, Affiliate Member

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsPrimary Care AssociationsNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCommunity Cancer CentersBreast Cancer ScreeningLung Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Hospitals/Health SystemsDisseminationImplementation Science
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 207-751-5701
Address:
227 Benson Road
-
Manchester, Maine 04351

Aaron Seaman, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRSocial Determinants of HealthCaregiversAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceShared Decision-MakingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-353-9105

Dr. Aaron Seaman is an Associate member of the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and an Associate of UI Internal Medicine. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in comparative human development.  His research interests include gerontology, qualitative methods, ethnography, medical anthropology, aging, dementia care and cancer survivorship.

Address:
SE631 GH
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parth Shah, PharmD, PhD, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersPharmaciesBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206.667.6120

Dr. Parth Shah is a behavioral scientist and pharmacist who integrates these two disciplines to study and improve clinical practice and health policy in the delivery of cancer care. Dr. Shah’s research focuses on how pharmacies can be better used to provide cancer prevention and care services to their communities, such as HPV vaccinations for adolescents and colorectal cancer screenings for adults.

Address:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
HICOR
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024

Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesRural Health ClinicsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingEpidemiologyCommunity Cancer CentersBreast Cancer ScreeningAcademic Medical CentersCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 541-706-6785

Jackilen Shannon is the Director of the Integrated Program in Community Research, Director of OHSU’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community and Collaboration Core and Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Knight Cancer Institute. Her research program has three areas of focus. First, her work in nutritional and molecular epidemiology focuses on the impact of environmental risk factors, primarily dietary intake, on the early development of disease. This research also expands into the broader role of metabolic factors, including obesity and fat distribution on disease risk. Additionally, she contributes methodologic expertise in the development and conduct of observational studies, including case-control and cohort studies and clinical trials. Second, she developed and expanded an education and research program, Let’s Get Healthy!, that provides personalized health education to school children and adults through an interactive health fair. This program supports the development and maintenance of a population-based anonymous data repository for academic and community use while also providing tailored, community-friendly feedback about individuals’ multiple cancer risk factors, including dietary intake and body composition while also offering specific information on risky behaviors for skin and lung cancer. Finally, as an epidemiologist, her work has largely utilized population based methodologies, with a long-term goal of translation to the community and policy. To this end, she has worked toward developing a formal mechanism for working collaboratively with community groups and hospital systems in Central Oregon and the North Coast region to bring the power of academic research to community level decision-making. The result of this work has been the establishment of Research Coalitions which employ a liaison who works closely with community leaders to identify areas of research need, and with academic institutions to identify investigators able to assist.

Jackilen Shannon is the Director of the Integrated Program in Community Research, Director of OHSU’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community and Collaboration Core and Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Knight Cancer Institute. Her research program has three areas of focus. First, her work in nutritional and molecular epidemiology focuses on the impact of environmental risk factors, primarily dietary intake, on the early development of disease. This research also expands into the broader role of metabolic factors, including obesity and fat distribution on disease risk. Additionally, she contributes methodologic expertise in the development and conduct of observational studies, including case-control and cohort studies and clinical trials. Second, she developed and expanded an education and research program, Let’s Get Healthy!, that provides personalized health education to school children and adults through an interactive health fair. This program supports the development and maintenance of a population-based anonymous data repository for academic and community use while also providing tailored, community-friendly feedback about individuals’ multiple cancer risk factors, including dietary intake and body composition while also offering specific information on risky behaviors for skin and lung cancer. Finally, as an epidemiologist, her work has largely utilized population based methodologies, with a long-term goal of translation to the community and policy. To this end, she has worked toward developing a formal mechanism for working collaboratively with community groups and hospital systems in Central Oregon and the North Coast region to bring the power of academic research to community level decision-making. The result of this work has been the establishment of Research Coalitions which employ a liaison who works closely with community leaders to identify areas of research need, and with academic institutions to identify investigators able to assist.

Address:
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
GH 153
Portland, Oregon 97239

Krishna Sharma, PhD, CDC

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesProstate Cancer ScreeningProgram EvaluationEpidemiologyEconomic EvaluationBreast Cancer ScreeningCancer Cost/Value-Based CareImplementation ScienceMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database AnalyticsComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 404-498-1530
Address:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Meghan Skiba, MS, RDN, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Physical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersPharmaciesSchoolsSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceEpidemiologyBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthCaregiversNCORP SitesACCSIS and IC3 SitesIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysismHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 520-626-8712
Address:
3950 S. Country Club
Suite 330
Tucson, Arizona 85714

Jamie Studts, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesLung Cancer ScreeningBehavioral HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Academic Medical CentersHospitals/Health SystemsIntervention Development and TestingShared Decision-Making
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 303-724-2284
Address:
University of Colorado Cancer Center
13001 E 17th Place
MSF434
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Florence Tangka, PhD, CDC

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationEconomic EvaluationBreast Cancer ScreeningCancer Cost/Value-Based CareHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health Equity
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-1183

Florence Tangka, PhD, MS, is a health economist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is the principal investigator for a number of CDC cancer economics studies. Her research focuses on the economics of cancer, economics of the cancer registration, economics of CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program, and use of cancer screening services. Dr. Tangka received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a Masters from Rutgers. In 2008, she received an alumni award from Rutgers. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness at CDC. Dr. Tangka is a lead author of a book, two monographs (guest editor) and several book chapters and has authored and coauthored over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Address:
CDC
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RDN, FAND, FTOS, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPREpidemiologyBreast Cancer ScreeningNCORP SitesAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingOncology Clinical Trial NetworksSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysismHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 520-940-1759

Dr. Cynthia Thomson, PhD,RDN, FAND,FTOS is a Professor in Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ. She also is a UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty, largely related to her leadership of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion. Dr. Thomson's research focuses on lifestyle behaviors and cancer survivorship, having served as a PI on several lifestyle interventions in breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancers. Additionally, she is recognized for her research in women's health, obesity prevention and digital health interventions to promote healthy diet, physical activity and tobacco cessation.

Address:
Drachman Hall Room A260
1295 N Martin Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85724

Lorna Thorpe, PhD, MPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Academic Medical CentersDisseminationImplementation ScienceMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database AnalyticsSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: (646) 501-3600
Address:
180 Madison Ave
Fifth Floor
New York, New York 11215

Erika Trapl, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Expertise:
Healthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesCBOs/CoalitionsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiology2-1-1sSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Academic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures Development
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 216-368-0098

Dr. Erika Trapl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She is Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and PI of the CWRU Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. Dr. Trapl is trained as an epidemiologist and has been conducting health behavior intervention research for over 15 years. Her work currently focuses on understanding and addressing the influence of the physical and social environment on lifestyle risk factors such as diet and tobacco use through policy, systems, and environmental change approaches, with a particular focus on health equity and disparities. Dr. Trapl has applied classical epidemiological methods to understand the characteristics, risk factors, and correlates of adolescent and young adult tobacco use in order to develop successful tobacco prevention and cessation interventions. She is also conducting a study exploring the use of the 2-1-1 help line to promote smoking cessation among low-income smokers.

Address:
BioEnterprise Building
4th Floor
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, New York University-CUNY

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsFaith-Based SettingsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSocial Determinants of HealthMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersDisseminationCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 347-673-9581

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Health (DPH) and Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Within DPH, Dr. Trinh-Shevrin serves as Vice Chair for Research and heads the Section for Health Equity. For more than 20 years, Dr. Trinh-Shevrin has been involved in health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities research programs utilizing community-based participatory research principles (CBPR) among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander and other underserved populations. Her research spans cancer, mental health, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, healthy aging, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently, she is MPI of an NIH NIMHD Specialized Center of Excellence—the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health; a CDC-sponsored Prevention Research Center that is a partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the CUNY School of Public Health, and a NIA R24 Engagement in Longevity and Medicine (ELM) Research Collaborative. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is PI of a CDC-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin also serves as associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement for the Perlmutter Cancer Center and co-director of the Community Engagement and Population Health Research Core and the Integrating Special Populations Unit for the NYU-Health + Hospitals (H+H) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In these institutional roles, she is involved in fostering community-engaged research collaborations and developing research training programs for community and academic partners aimed to strengthen equitable campus-community partnerships. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is a social epidemiologist with a doctorate in public health from Columbia University and a master in health policy and management from SUNY Albany.

Address:
180 Madison Ave
Suite 816
New York, New York 10016

Justin Trogdon, PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietySimulation and Systems ScienceEconomic EvaluationCancer Treatment QualityCancer Cost/Value-Based CareSocial Network AnalysesLarge Database AnalyticsComparative EffectivenessSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 919-962-2433
Address:
1101-B McGavran-Greenberg Bldg.
135 Dauer Dr., CB-7411
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7411

John Ureda, DrPH, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Healthy Eating/DietProstate Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsFaith-Based SettingsProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceCancer RegistriesBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Health and Risk CommunicationDisseminationCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsShared Decision-MakingMeasures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 803-765-2010
Address:
Insights Consulting, Inc.
2728 Wilmot Avenue
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesPharmaciesProgram EvaluationCancer Treatment QualityCancer Cost/Value-Based CareMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database Analytics
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 919-962-8908

Ben Urick, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the Center for Medication Optimization in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. His academic interests lie at the intersection of pharmacy practice, healthcare and health policy.

Dr. Urick’s primary research focuses on the role of community pharmacists in the evolving healthcare system and the use of secondary data to measure healthcare quality and spending. His current research includes evaluation of pharmacy services interventions, scientific reliability of provider-level quality measures, and factors which influence medication-related healthcare quality.

Address:
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
301 Pharmacy Ln
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

Mark Vander Weg, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Rural HealthProgram EvaluationTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Mental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 3193380581

Mark Vander Weg is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa an an Investigator with the Center for Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Center of Innovation in the Iowa City VA Health Care System.  He is trained as a clinical health psychologist and has a background in the design, conduct, implementation, and evaluation of interventions targeting health behavior change, particularly related to tobacco use.

Address:
University of Iowa
3E-25 VAMC
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningVaccine Preventable CancersRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCancer RegistriesACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquitymHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-5518

Dr. Vanderpool is the Chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch(HCIRB) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). HCIRB, part of NCI's Behavioral Research Program (BRP), leads the advancement of research on processes and outcomes of communication and consumer health informatics across the cancer control continuum.

As Branch Chief, Dr. Vanderpool leads the development of health communication research initiatives in areas such as patient-provider communication, cancer risk communication, health literacy, social/new media, and connected health.

Dr. Vanderpool came to NCI from the University of Kentucky, where she was a professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society, part of the College of Public Health, and was Principal Investigator of CPCRN's University of Kentucky Network Center from 2014-2019. She also held leadership positions at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, as the Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement and Co-Director of the Behavioral and Community-Based Research Shared Resource Facility.

Dr. Vanderpool's research background includes HPV vaccination, cancer screening, cancer survivorship, implementation science, and rural cancer control.  She earned her Doctorate of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Behavior, from the University of Kentucky. She received her Masters of Public Health in Public Health Education from Western Kentucky University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from Centre College.

Address:
BG 9609 MSC 9760
9609 Medical Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9760

Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Expertise:
Vaccine Preventable CancersAmerican Cancer SocietyStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsRural Health ClinicsCapacity BuildingTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceSocial Network AnalysesHuman-Centered Design/Design Thinking/Innovation Techniques
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 240-276-6745

Cynthia A. Vinson, PhD, MPA is a Senior Adviser for the Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Vinson works on building and sustaining the field of implementation science in order to enhance the integration of evidence-based guidelines, programs, and policies for cancer control in public health and clinical practice. Dr. Vinson leads dissemination and implementation research training activities including the annual Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Research in Health. She is responsible for working both within NCI and with other agencies and organizations at the international, national, state and local level to translate research funded by DCCPS into practice.

Dr. Vinson came to the DCCPS as a Presidential Management Fellow and spent three years rotating in various office across NCI including science planning, legislation and communication. Prior to working at NCI, Dr. Vinson was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon where she served as a health educator. Dr. Vinson was also previously a supervisor at the Kern County Department of Human Services in California. Dr. Vinson holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration and Health Policy from George Washington University, a master in public administration/international development from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Bakersfield.

Address:
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr. #4E446
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Rosi Vogel, BBA/MBA, University of Arizona

Expertise:
Physical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietFQHCs/Community Health CentersCBOs/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRCancer Disparities/Health EquityCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 520-626-7279

Rosi Vogel graduated from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City from the College of Business Administration and Economics. Rosi is a certified health coach and has 18 years of experience in business management and community outreach. Rosi is the Senior Program Coordinator of "Nosotros Comprometidos a Su Salud," a research program to foster community-engaged research collaborations, service, and education to advance health equity. Mrs. Vogel is an integral part of outreach in the Tucson and Southern Arizona communities for the UACC, and is a bilingual and bi-cultural Mexican woman who will serve as the study coordinator.

Address:
3950 S. Country Club Rd.
Suite 330
Tucson, Arizona 85714

Thuy Vu, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsPrimary Care AssociationsProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunity Engagement and CBPRNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesCapacity BuildingBreast Cancer ScreeningACCSIS and IC3 SitesIntervention Development and TestingCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based Programs
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 206-685-8544
Address:
University of Washington
Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98105

Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW, University of Washington

Expertise:
Survivorship/Cancer OutcomesMental Health Screening/Interventions/Psychosocial SupportAcademic Medical CentersIntervention Development and TestingQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsmHealth/eHealth
Project Role:   Affiliate
Telephone: 206-667-3717

Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW is a post-doctoral fellow in the Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research focuses on the social functioning and health-related quality of life of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. She is a pediatric medical social worker and volunteer wellness guide with Project Koru. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a recipient of the American Cancer Society Oncology Social Work Doctoral Training Grant. She is passionate about bridging clinical care and research with the experiences and perspectives of patients and families.

Address:
1100 Fairview Ave N.
Mail Stop D5-220
Seattle, Washington 98109

Mary Wangen, MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesPharmaciesProgram EvaluationCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceHealth and Risk CommunicationDisseminationImplementation ScienceCultural Adaptation to Evidence-Based ProgramsQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Project Director
Telephone: 507-402-1099

Mary Wangen is a Research Associate for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC). She earned her MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions into practice to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic disease. She has experience in qualitative research, program evaluation, project management, and research administration. Mary is also the Project Manager of HeartHome, a home-based, nurse-driven cardiac rehabilitation pilot at the UNC School of Nursing. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Address:
3005 Carrington Hall
CB # 7460
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7460

Shannon Watkins, PhD, University of Iowa

Expertise:
Survey DevelopmentEpidemiologyBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Measures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative MethodsLarge Database AnalyticsSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 319-467-1489

Dr. Watkins is a scholar of public affairs whose work aims to illuminate social and structural barriers that individuals face in achieving their full health potential in order to inform efforts that promote health equity. Her current work investigates patterns of tobacco initiation, product change, and cessation among youth and young adults, with a particular focus on the role of additive flavors in tobacco initiation, use, and tobacco-related health disparities. Another thread of research has focused on urban environments, particularly understanding social and environmental impacts of citizen engagement in caring for urban environmental resources and evaluating evidence, determinants, and outcomes of urban forest inequity. She approaches her research with an interdisciplinary lens and employs a variety of methodological approaches, including econometric techniques, meta-analysis, spatial analysis, and qualitative methods. A core component of her research program is engagement with public and policy stakeholders and public dissemination of her work.

Address:
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
N418 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Bryan Weiner, PhD, University of Washington

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningImplementation ScienceDe-ImplementationMeasures/Measures DevelopmentQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-221-7882
Address:
Professor, Department of Global Health
Box 357965
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 27599-7411

Hannah Weir, PhD, CDC

Expertise:
Rural HealthEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Disparities/Health Equity
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-3006
Address:
4770 Buford Highway Northeast
Mailstop F76
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Kelly Wells Sittig, CCPH, University of Iowa

Expertise:
American Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCBOs/CoalitionsFaith-Based SettingsCommunity Cancer CentersHospitals/Health SystemsOncology Clinical Trial Networks
Project Role:   Community Partner
Telephone: 319-335-8816

Kelly Wells Sittig is the executive director for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, a partnership of more than 500 health care providers, public health professionals, caregivers, researchers, cancer survivors, volunteers and other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. Through collaboration, the Consortium enhances partners’ abilities to address cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life in Iowa.

Address:
2501
Crosspark Rd.
A132
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesSurvey DevelopmentSimulation and Systems ScienceCommunity Engagement and CBPREconomic EvaluationCancer RegistriesCancer Treatment QualityCancer Cost/Value-Based CareACCSIS and IC3 SitesAcademic Medical CentersImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and TestingMedicaid/Medicaid Coordinated Care OrganizationsOncology Clinical Trial NetworksCancer Disparities/Health EquityNavigation/Collaborative, Team-Based CareShared Decision-MakingLarge Database AnalyticsComparative Effectiveness
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 919-966-7374

Dr. Wheeler is Professor with tenure in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a health services researcher and decision scientist focused on quantifying the social, behavioral, clinical, and organizational factors that affect healthcare access, quality, value and equity.  Her research portfolio, amounting to more than $20million in external funding and over 125 publications, is primarily focused on cancer care delivery, with particular emphasis on improving value, understanding the financial and psychosocial impacts of cancer, and reducing cancer health disparities. Methodologically, she is a resource for simulation modeling and systems science, ‘big data’ linkages and analytics, behavioral intervention studies, mixed methods, and comparative and cost effectiveness research.  Dr. Wheeler is especially knowledgeable and well-versed in using economic, epidemiological, and systems modeling to support better healthcare decisions, and she is adept in analyzing complex datasets, including cancer registry data linked to all payer insurance claims data, epidemiological cohort data, healthcare workforce data, and more. Dr. Wheeler directs the CDC-funded and NCI-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) as PI of the Coordinating Center; co-directs the NCI-funded T32 Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP); and co-directs the NCI-funded Geographic Management of Cancer Heath Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 1 South.  She was appointed to lead the Community Outreach and Engagement office at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2019.  In 2017, she was awarded the Early Career Award from the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) and the UNC Hettleman Prize for Scholarly and Artistic Achievement.

Address:
CB # 7411
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7411

Arica White, PhD, CDC

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesBreast Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Disparities/Health EquityLarge Database AnalyticsSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-3001

Arica White, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. Her research is focused on understanding and addressing breast and colorectal cancer disparities. She is currently leading a project to help state public health departments mobilize their data resources more effectively to inform strategies to reduce disparities in breast cancer mortality. She also serves as the lead project officer for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.  Dr. White completed her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, and earned her master of public health degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also completed a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH). During her tenure at UTSPH, she was a predoctoral fellow in the Cancer Education and Career Development Program, a training program funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Address:
4770 Buford Highway Northeast
Mailstop S107-4
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Mary C. White, ScD, CDC

Expertise:
Health Departments/Government Health AgenciesEpidemiologySocial Determinants of HealthHealth and Risk Communication
Project Role:   Funder
Telephone: 770-488-3032

Since 2002, Mary C. White has served as Chief of the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, Dr. White leads a program of applied research and science dissemination to support CDC programs and partners and address national priorities in cancer prevention and control. The branch contributes data and scientific expertise on cancer prevention and risk behaviors, the appropriate use of cancer screening tests, the cost and cost-effectiveness of preventive health services, coordination of services and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis (cancer survivorship), and innovations to reduce cancer health disparities. She has special interests in cancer prevention and aging.

Dr. White received a master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a doctorate of science in epidemiology and occupational health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has published and lectured widely on topics related to the control of cancer and other chronic diseases, the risks associated with environmental exposures, and the interpretation of scientific evidence for public health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In her spare time, she is working on her MFA in narrative nonfiction at the University of Georgia.

Address:
Chief, Epidemiology & Applied Research Branch
CDC/NCCDPHP/EARB
4770 Buford Hwy NE, S107-4
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Expertise:
FQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical Assistance2-1-1sBehavioral HealthTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))Health and Risk CommunicationDisseminationSocial Network AnalysesIntervention Development and TestingMeasures/Measures Development
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 919-843-9465

Dr. Williams is the Chief Technology Officer of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, where she has honed her skills in designing online collaboration tools and custom-built data collection tools, including software development and online survey development. Her strong history of research productivity led to her becoming the first ever non-professor awarded a full membership in the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Since 1999, Dr. Williams has conducted Tobacco Control policy research at UNC with a focus on new media, including studying online sales, marketing, and usage trends in tobacco products, leading the NCI and FDA Center for Tobacco Products-funded Internet Tobacco Vendors Study, which includes extensive surveillance of the online retail environment for tobacco, evaluating the implementation and impact of state and federal policies on the industry’s practices, with a focus on issues such as tax evasion, youth access prevention, and emerging products like e-cigarettes.

Dr. Williams is the nation’s leading expert in the study of online tobacco marketing, leading the first, the largest, and the longest running study of Internet tobacco sales, and developing cutting edge research methodology and proprietary applications for web content analysis, data collection, online surveys, and social media analysis. Her research has had (and continues to have) a strong impact on informing state and federal policy surrounding Internet tobacco sales and marketing, going beyond publications to congressional briefings, presentations to the NIH and FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Program, and to the National Association of Attorneys General, with whom she is collaborating to develop regulatory compliance assessment and enforcement programs for Internet E-cigarette Vendors.

Address:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
200 N. Greensboro Street
Suite D-15
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510

Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Expertise:
Rural HealthPhysical ActivitySurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesHealthy Eating/DietAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth Departments/Government Health AgenciesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsCommunity Engagement and CBPRTraining and Training Evaluation/Technical AssistanceIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Principal Investigator
Telephone: 503-494-0813

Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone is an exercise scientist and the Elnora Thomson Distinguished Professor in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. She is also co-director of the Knight Community Partnership Program and co-program leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. As a scientist, Dr. Winters-Stone’s research focuses on the effects of cancer treatment on fracture, frailty and cancer recurrence risk and the ability of exercise to improve health and longevity in cancer survivors. The long-term goal of her research is to develop prescriptive exercise programs for cancer survivors that meets their needs and preferences and optimizes their health outcomes. Her research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Movember Foundation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.  She has completed several randomized controlled exercise trials aimed to optimize health, physical function and survival in breast and prostate cancer survivors and recently completed the largest clinical exercise trial aimed to reduce falls among women cancer survivors. Dr. Winters-Stone is committed to translating her evidence-based interventions to the community and to survivors across the country. She has authored the book “Action Plan for Osteoporosis” which is part of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Action Plan series of evidence-based exercise guides for health, and is leading a project sponsored by the Movember foundation to develop an internet based tailored exercise and support program to prostate cancer survivors across the US.

Address:
MC: SNORD
School of Nursing
3455 SW US Veteran's Hospital Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239

Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS, Emory University

Expertise:
Rural HealthSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Cost/Value-Based CareCaregiversNCORP SitesAcademic Medical CentersOncology Clinical Trial NetworksPalliative and End-of-Life CareCancer Disparities/Health EquityQualitative Methods/Configurational Comparative Methods
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 404-727-8627
Address:
Emory School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road
Rm 228
Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207

Alexa Young, MPH, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Expertise:
Health Departments/Government Health AgenciesProgram EvaluationSurvey DevelopmentBehavioral HealthSocial Determinants of HealthHealth and Risk CommunicationShared Decision-MakingSystematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Project Role:   Other
Telephone: 919-812-2506

Alexa Young, MPH is a research assistant at the CPCRN Coordinating Center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she contributes scientifically to cross-center workgroups around a range of cancer prevention and control topics. In addition to CPCRN, she also works as a research assistant at the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute's Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Methods Unit, housed within the UNC School of Medicine, where she supports various projects designed to advance the field of implementation science. Young obtained her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2017, and her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2020.

Address:
200 N. Greensboro St.
Suite D-15
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27510

Whitney Zahnd, PhD, University of South Carolina

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorship/Cancer OutcomesStatewide Cancer Alliances/CoalitionsSurvey DevelopmentNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesEpidemiologyCancer RegistriesLung Cancer ScreeningSocial Determinants of HealthCancer Disparities/Health EquityMeasures/Measures DevelopmentLarge Database AnalyticsSystematic Review/Meta-AnalysisSpatial Analysis/GIS and Mapping
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 803-576-6057
Address:
220 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 204
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Steve Zeliadt, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Expertise:
Prostate Cancer ScreeningProgram EvaluationSimulation and Systems ScienceLung Cancer ScreeningTobacco Prevention and Cessation (Inclusion of Non-Tobacco Products (ENDS))DisseminationImplementation ScienceIntervention Development and Testing
Project Role:   Co-Investigator
Telephone: 206-277-4175

Steve Zeliadt is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and the Associate Director for the Seattle VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation to Promote Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care. One of his key roles as Associate Director is to support early stage investigators at the Center, which includes working with students, recruiting graduates into our post-doctoral programs, and supporting them on the path to independent academic careers in grant-funded research.

Steve trained as a health economist/health services researcher and has focused his career on using data to appropriately inform care delivery targeting gaps in knowledge about population outcomes associated with implementation of policies and healthcare interventions. His work has been used to guide policy makers in understanding broad implications of healthcare policies at the population level, and to help providers and patients in making individual care decisions. His expertise involves pragmatic study design and methods for untangling potential biases observed in real-world adoption of health technologies and interventions. He is leading the cost and outcome assessment of VHA’s response to the CARA Act of 2016 in which complementary and integrative health interventions are being rolled out to Veterans to help manage chronic pain and reduce opioid utilization. Recent positive findings from the National Lung Screening Trial have led VA and health care systems across the US to work to implement lung cancer screening. His current area of research is focused on helping low-resource health systems, including VA and Federally Qualified Health Centers, implementing lung cancer screening in ways to ensure maximization of its benefits. His work examining smoking cessation has led to the successful pilot testing of care tools in collaboration with VA’s national quitline (1-855-QUIT-VET) for potential national implementation.

Address:
Health Services Research and Development
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, Washington 98101