CPCRN WORKGROUP & INTEREST GROUP PROJECTS

CPCRN members across Collaborating Centers and affiliate institutions regularly form cross-center projects to investigate areas of shared expertise within the Network. Expand and explore the Workgroups and Interest Groups accordions below to view complete listings of the Network’s current projects, as well Inactive Projects to learn about previous Network efforts. Though discontinued, these projects may be revived if renewed interest and resources become available.

The Network's current projects are broken down into two categories: Workgroups, which are comprised of investigators from two or more Centers who collaborate on a well-defined set of deliverables to meet goals around a common theme; and Interest Groups, which are semi-permanent collaborative efforts that dissolve once work is complete, or evolve to function as permanent Network entities, and are redefined as Workgroups.

Workgroup Projects

CPCRN Scholars Workgroup

Purpose

The CPCRN Scholars Workgroup strives to educate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, practitioners, and other health professionals in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science focused on cancer prevention and control and health equity. Scholars will be provided with opportunities to engage in mentored projects with workgroups that most align with their interests. Scholars will have different tracks to follow, but an educational component covering core competencies is required. Through a formalized process, it is our hope that we can increase: the depth and breadth of the Scholars’ connectedness within the CPCRN, a diverse cancer research pipeline, and applied D&I work in academic and clinical settings. Workgroup products are a D&I curriculum, evaluation of curricula, and Scholars’ productivity after the training.

For more information about the CPCRN Scholars Workgroup, please contact Project Directors, Sam Noblet (noblet@mailbox.sc.edu) & Courtney Petagna (cpetagn@emory.edu).

Co-chairs

Cam Escoffery, Emory University
Daniela Friedman, University of South Carolina

Members

Swann A. Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Shacoria Anderson, MPH
Emory University
Allison Antoine, CHES
Other Center
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Enmanuel Chavarria, PhD, MS
Emory University
Derek Craig, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Maša Davidović, MD, MSc
Other Center
Emanuelle Dias, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Jan Eberth, PhD
Other Center
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Carolina
Sarah Kerch, MPH
Other Center
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Jaron King, MS
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, BS
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Gita Mody, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elaine H. Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Other Center
Kristin Morrill, PhD
University of Arizona
Karly Murphy, PhD
Other Center
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH, CPH
University of Iowa
Sam Noblet, MPH
University of South Carolina
Hiten Patel, MD, MPH
Other Center
Malesa Pereira, MPH, CPH, CCRP
Other Center
Rogelio Robles-Morales, MD
University of Arizona
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Aubrey Villalobos, DrPH, MEd
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elsa Weltzien, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Health Behaviors Workgroup

Purpose

The goal of the CPCRN Health Behaviors Workgroup is to examine and characterize the complex relationships among social, structural, and commercial determinants of health, individual characteristics and experiences, and cancer outcomes, including survivorship and mortality. The primary objective of the Workgroup is to advance what is known about how determinants interact to influence cancer-related outcomes and disparities, and provide information that can be used by researchers and public health practitioners to inform the design of strategies and interventions intended to mitigate the health impacts of cancer.

For more information about the Health Behaviors Workgroup, please contact Project Chair, Dr. Christine Kava (ckava@uw.edu).

Co-chairs

Ciaran Fairman, University of South Carolina
Michael Parchman, Other Center

Members

Allison Antoine, CHES
Other Center
Hannah Arem, PhD
Other Center
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Lauren Bates, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert Bednarczyk, PhD
Emory University
Liszet Bigelow, MSW
Other Center
Enmanuel Chavarria, PhD, MS
Emory University
Tracy Crane, PhD
University of Arizona
Maša Davidović, MD, MSc
Other Center
Kelly DiAllesandro,
Other Center
Emanuelle Dias, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Jennifer Erdrich, MD, MPH, FACS
University of Arizona
Ciaran Fairman, PhD, CSCS, CET
University of South Carolina
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
David O. Garcia, PhD, MS
University of Arizona
Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
Other Center
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Nadia Islam, PhD
New York University – City University of New York
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, BS
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Manal Masud, MPH
University of Washington
Gita Mody, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alexandra Morshed, PhD, MS
Emory University
Michael Parchman, MD, MPH
Other Center
Rogelio Robles-Morales, MD
University of Arizona
Julia Rowland, PhD
Other Center
Mayank Sakhuja, MHA
University of South Carolina
Parth Shah, PharmD, PhD
University of Washington
Jingxi Sheng, BSN
University of South Carolina
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN
University of Arizona
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Mark Vander Weg, PhD
University of Iowa
Anjali Vasavada,
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary White, ScD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Yousra Yusuf, PhD, MPH
New York University – City University of New York

Organizational Theory for Implementation Science (OTIS) Workgroup

Purpose

Implementing evidence-based interventions (EBIs) often requires multi-level strategies. For example, efforts to increase CRC screening rates may require increasing access for patients, encouraging providers to recommend screening, and making screening a priority within healthcare organizations. Despite the importance of multi-level strategies, most research to promote EBI implementation to date has focused on individual-level determinants, which is reinforced by the availability of numerous behavior change theories and the Theoretical Domains Framework, which synthesizes these theories into a comprehensive list of individual determinants of implementation. In contrast, a framework that synthesizes organizational theories is lacking, thus, limiting awareness of organizational determinants of EBI implementation. The goal of this Workgroup is to advance the science of implementation by developing a theoretical framework of EBI implementation determinants derived from organization theories.

For more information about the OTIS Workgroup, please contact Project Coordinator, Alexandra Peluso (apeluso@wakehealth.edu).

Co-chairs

Sarah Birken, Other Center
Linda Ko, University of Washington
Jennifer Leeman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Hannah Arem, PhD
Other Center
Jure Baloh, PhD, MHA
Other Center
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Derek Craig, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Lori Crane, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Weanne Estrada, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Maria Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA
New York University – City University of New York
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Sarah Kerch, MPH
Other Center
Jaron King, MS
University of South Carolina
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Matthew Lee, DrPH, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manal Masud, MPH
University of Washington
Sean Mikles, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elaine H. Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Other Center
Kristin Morrill, PhD
University of Arizona
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Alexandra Peluso, MS
Other Center
Yaniv Rait,
University of Washington
Grace Ryan, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Anjali Vasavada,
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Cheyenne Wagi, MA, MPH
Other Center
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Rural Cancer Workgroup

Purpose

Research has shown that rural communities in the United States are often at increased risk of cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality compared to their urban counterparts. Similarly, declines in the overall cancer burden seen nationally have not yet been observed in rural communities. The primary objective of the CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup is to leverage the resources, expertise, and relationships of the diverse CPCRN to conduct impactful and innovative rural cancer research to improve outcomes for rural residents and capacity for rural health care providers/organizations.

For more information about the Rural Cancer Workgroup, please contact Project Director, Heidi Haines (heidi-haines@uiowa.edu).

Co-chairs

Kate Yeager, Emory University
Whitney Zahnd, University of Iowa

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Shacoria Anderson, MPH
Emory University
Allison Antoine, CHES
Other Center
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Jennifer Bea, PhD
University of Arizona
Caitlin Biddell, MSPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah Blake, PhD, MA
Emory University
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Jan Eberth, PhD
Other Center
Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE
University of Kentucky
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Donoria Evans, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH
University of Arizona
Yue Guan, PhD, ScM
Emory University
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH
University of Iowa
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Kate Murphy,
University of South Carolina
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH, CPH
University of Iowa
Cassie Lewis Odahowski, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grace Ryan, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Other Center
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Jason Semprini, BSc Finance, MPP
University of Iowa
Jamie Studts, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Mark Vander Weg, PhD
University of Iowa
Robin Vanderpool, DrPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Jessica Wells, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Emory University
Elsa Weltzien, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Whitney Zahnd, PhD
University of Iowa

Cancer Survivorship Workgroup

Purpose

The CPCRN Cancer Survivorship Workgroup seeks to advance interdisciplinary research collaborations that support cancer survivorship science and outreach with the goal of promoting  health equity among cancer survivors. Workgroup members define a cancer survivors and survivorship as follows: An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of their life. This also includes secondary survivors, such as caregivers and family members of those diagnosed with cancer. Survivorship research encompasses the physical, psychological, social, economic and spiritual health of survivors across the cancer continuum, with special emphasis on long-term well-being, including disease prevention and health promotion over the life course.

Numerous gaps remain in Workgroup members' effort to optimize the health of all cancer survivors. Further, there are several underserved and/or vulnerable groups of survivors whose unique needs for health promotion after a diagnosis are not being met. This Workgroup is charged with filling gaps in current knowledge and advancing the evidence base to cancer survivorship care as well as conducting dissemination and implementation (D&I) research, engaging in policy, and supporting clinical guidelines to promote health after a cancer diagnosis.

For more information about the Cancer Survivorship Workgroup, please contact Project Director, Rosi Vogel (rosimvogel@arizona.edu).

Co-chairs

Sue Heiney, University of South Carolina
Cynthia Thomson, University of Arizona

Members

Swann A. Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Hannah Arem, PhD
Other Center
Liszet Bigelow, MSW
Other Center
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Gloria Cota Aguirre,
University of Arizona
Tracy Crane, PhD
University of Arizona
Michaela Curran, PhD
University of Iowa
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Tatiana Enriquez,
University of Arizona
Jennifer Erdrich, MD, MPH, FACS
University of Arizona
Weanne Estrada, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Elizabeth Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Jennifer Guida, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Heidi Hamann, PhD
University of Arizona
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Carolina
Adriena Hernandez, BA, BPH
University of Arizona
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Jaron King, MS
University of South Carolina
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, BS
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
Other Center
Patty Molina, BS
Other Center
Kristin Morrill, PhD
University of Arizona
Karly Murphy, PhD
Other Center
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University – City University of New York
Tomas Nuño, PhD
University of Arizona
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Hiten Patel, MD, MPH
Other Center
Malesa Pereira, MPH, CPH, CCRP
Other Center
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Priyanka Ravi, BDS, MDS
University of Arizona
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Rogelio Robles-Morales, MD
University of Arizona
Julia Rowland, PhD
Other Center
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS
University of Washington
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN
University of Arizona
Lena Spotleson, MA
Other Center
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University – City University of New York
Rosi Vogel, BBA/MBA
University of Arizona
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Samantha Werts, MPH
University of Arizona
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary White, ScD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN
University of South Carolina
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Health Equity Workgroup

Purpose

The CPCRN Health Equity Workgroup (previously Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Interest Group) advances health equity in cancer prevention and control research and provides the CPCRN and Network Centers with: guiding principles for health and racial equity; tools for measurement and evaluation of health and racial equity principles; case studies intended to serve as examples of the equity principles in action and guidance around implementing them; and technical assistance to support the integration of health and racial equity into research.

Co-chairs

Prajakta Adsul, Other Center
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, New York University – City University of New York

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Allison Antoine, CHES
Other Center
Hannah Arem, PhD
Other Center
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Jessica Austin, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Emily Bilenduke, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
Sarah Blake, PhD, MA
Emory University
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Enmanuel Chavarria, PhD, MS
Emory University
Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Emanuelle Dias, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE
University of Kentucky
Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW
University of South Carolina
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
David O. Garcia, PhD, MS
University of Arizona
Elizabeth Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Heidi Hamann, PhD
University of Arizona
Karen Hicklin, PhD, MS, BS
Other Center
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Soohyun Hwang, MPH, CHES
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Jessica Islam, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University – City University of New York
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, BS
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH, CPH
University of Iowa
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University – City University of New York
Nicole Novak, PhD
University of Iowa
Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH
Harvard University
Priyanka Ravi, BDS, MDS
University of Arizona
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS
University of Washington
Jingxi Sheng, BSN
University of South Carolina
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University – City University of New York
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary White, ScD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Modeling Evidence-Based Intervention (EBI) Impact Workgroup

Purpose

The overall objective of the Modeling Evidence-Based Intervention (EBI) Impact Workgroup is to inform the implementation of EBIs through modeling, systems mapping, and other systems science tools, including how to select and prioritize EBIs, appropriately plan for implementation, costs, and allocation of resources, and adapt EBIs for specific contexts. Workgroup members are interested in supporting increased cancer screening overall, as well as addressing observed disparities. In order to guide cancer screening-focused intervention planning, practice-level change, improvement at the health system-level, and policy at the state and national level, members integrate best available evidence into decision support models, which they use to conduct virtual comparative and cost effectiveness research. Using EBI models, they simulate and compare the impact of alternate “what if” scenarios on screening rates in a given year and over time, the percent of subpopulations up-to-date with routine screening, cancer incidence, cancer stage at diagnosis, and cancer deaths and/or life-years lost due to cancer. Workgroup members engage diverse stakeholders in discussions regarding the appropriate outcomes of focus, motivating research questions, target populations, and resource considerations. The Workgroup also aims to serve as a resource for others interested in applying a systems lens to their research and implementation studies (for example, by providing guidance on how to conduct simulation studies and systems mapping activities, and use the findings to improve cancer screening).

For more information about the Modeling EBI Impact Workgroup, please contact Project Chair, Dr. Stephanie Wheeler (stephanie_wheeler@unc.edu).

Co-chairs

Stephanie Wheeler, CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Members

Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Sarah Drier, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen Hicklin, PhD, MS, BS
Other Center
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Maria Mayorga, PhD
Other Center
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Stein, MPAS, BS
Oregon Health & Science University
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Multiple Cancer Screening Workgroup

Purpose

The Multiple Cancer Screening Workgroup grew out of the question:  how can we make cancer preventive services easier for people to access and use? Thus we are looking at a cancer screening(s) paired with any kind of preventive service, be it gynecologic or flu vaccine, etc. Our Workgroup has been focused on a conducting a scoping review to answer the research question, ‘What is the structure, content, and impact of bundled cancer screening programs?’

Co-chairs

Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania

Members

David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Maria Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Katharine Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Interest Group Projects

Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Interest Group

Purpose

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors face unique challenges in the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of cancer which translates into higher morbidity and mortality. These challenges include unique concerns regarding late/long-term effects and higher prevalence of certain cancer types. Our experience (and I think supported by literature) is that it is challenging to capture long-term follow up on the AYA population due to mobility/competing life demands. This creates challenges for doing studies and building an evidence base. There are newer therapies for which we don’t yet understand the full range of late/long-term toxicities. The CPCRN has demonstrated interest in cancer survivorship, with AYA being a subset and representing a small(er) proportion of cancer survivors. Having multiple sites increases power for any intervention, and we would be able to focus in on specific questions (e.g. cardiotoxicity, reproductive late effects, psychosocial). Project ideas include:

  • Gathering data on preferences/strategies for contact/follow up/recruitment in this population;
  • Observational studies or secondary database analysis to describe late/long-term effects of newer therapies (biologics), late/long-term effects for potentially understudied, and strategies to reduce cardiovascular morbidity.

For more information about the AYA Cancer Interest Group, please contact Project Chair, Dr. Linda Overholser (linda.overholser@cuanschutz.edu).

Co-chairs

Linda Overholser, Colorado School of Public Health

Members

Wesley Burkett, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tatiana Enriquez,
University of Arizona
Ciaran Fairman, PhD, CSCS, CET
University of South Carolina
Elizabeth Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Jennifer Guida, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Clare Meernik, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Karly Murphy, PhD
Other Center
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Malesa Pereira, MPH, CPH, CCRP
Other Center
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Priyanka Ravi, BDS, MDS
University of Arizona
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN
University of Arizona
Emily Tonorezos, MD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW
University of Washington
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Organizational Readiness Interest Group

Purpose

For more information about the Organizational Readiness Interest Group, please contact Project Coordinator, Derek Craig (derek.w.craig@uth.tmc.edu).

Co-chairs

Maria Fernandez, University of Texas, Houston

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Cici Bauer, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Derek Craig, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Emanuelle Dias, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Maria Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA
New York University – City University of New York
Jessica Islam, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen Lutrick, PhD
University of Arizona
Alexandra Morshed, PhD, MS
Emory University
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Other Center
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University – City University of New York
Aubrey Villalobos, DrPH, MEd
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Lauren Workman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Social Deprivation Interest Group

Purpose

For more information about the Social Deprivation Interest Group, please contact Project Director, Julie Kranick (julie.kranick@nyulangone.org).

Co-chairs

Cici Bauer, University of Texas, Houston

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Cici Bauer, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Wesley Burkett, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Lori Crane, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Maria Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH
University of Arizona
Jennifer Guida, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Jessica Islam, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Ariella Korn, PhD, MS, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University – City University of New York
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
Other Center
Stephanie Melkonian, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sean Mikles, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alexandra Morshed, PhD, MS
Emory University
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassie Lewis Odahowski, PhD, MPH
Other Center
April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Ryan Suk, PhD, MS
University of Texas, Houston
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shannon Watkins, PhD
University of Iowa
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary White, ScD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Whitney Zahnd, PhD
University of Iowa

Lung Cancer Screening Interest Group

Purpose

Results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial have informed the development of favorable guidelines and policies to support implementation of lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT); however, uptake and maintenance of screening remain suboptimal. To maximize the individual and population health benefits of lung cancer screening, there is an urgent need for efforts to raise clinician and candidate engagement with lung cancer screening, support informed consideration of uptake, and facilitate adherence. While there has been some early attention to addressing disparities and inequity, there are a host of opportunities for developing, testing, and implementing targeted and tailored strategies to support appropriate and informed lung cancer screening in a number of underserved communities that are likely to experience higher rates of eligibility for screening due to tobacco use history. The CPCRN Lung Cancer Screening Interest Group will consider these opportunities and work toward generating ideas and collaborations to develop an evidence base to support equity in lung cancer screening implementation.

For more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Interest Group, please contact Project Directors, Mary Wangen (wange062@live.unc.edu) & Emily Bilenduke (emily.bilenduke@ucdenver.edu).

Co-chairs

Alison Brenner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jamie Studts, Colorado School of Public Health

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Other Center
Shacoria Anderson, MPH
Emory University
Allison Antoine, CHES
Other Center
Emily Bilenduke, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Lori Crane, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Jan Eberth, PhD
Other Center
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
Other Center
Heidi Hamann, PhD
University of Arizona
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH
University of Iowa
Jaron King, MS
University of South Carolina
Stephanie Land, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Gita Mody, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassie Lewis Odahowski, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tom Richards, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Other Center
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Krishna Sharma, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Leeann Siegel, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Jamie Studts, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Anil Vachani,
University of Pennsylvania
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Elsa Weltzien, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Whitney Zahnd, PhD
University of Iowa

Inactive Projects

Cancer & COVID-19 Interest Group (CPCRN5)

Purpose

UPDATE [1/5/21]: Formerly  participating as an Interest Group, the Cancer & COVID-19 project has since folded under the Cancer Survivorship Workgroup, effective 2022. For more information on previous work completed by the Cancer & COVID-19 Interest Group, please refer to the description below, or contact past Co-Chairs, Drs. Betsy Risendal (betsy.risendal@cuanschutz.edu) & Cynthia Thomson (cthomson@arizona.edu).

Investigators from the Cancer & COVID-19 Interest Group published two "sister" articles focused on identifying and addressing public health and clinical challenges under COVID-19:

  • "Addressing COVID-19 Using a Public Health Approach: Perspectives from the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network." The authors provide recommendations, based on their collective experience in increasing the reach and impact of cancer prevention and control programs, for national response strategies to reduce the burden of COVID-19 and related disparities.
  • "Addressing Cancer Survivorship Care Under COVID-19: Perspectives from the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network." The authors also address the potential for health disparities associated with COVID-19 to amplify health concerns, with a focus on cancer survivorship care and strategies for adapting to the pandemic and optimizing clinical outcomes

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Co-chairs

Betsy Risendal, Colorado School of Public Health
Cynthia Thomson, University of Arizona

Members

Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Carolina
Sarah Kerch, MPH
Other Center
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University – City University of New York
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Elaine H. Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Other Center
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary White, ScD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

iCollab Workgroup (CPCRN5)

Purpose

The goal of the CPCRN iCollab Workgroup is to create a cross-center implementation laboratory to study the use of both quality improvement (QI) practice and implementation science (IS) to improve cancer prevention and control.  We investigate implementation support strategies used in CPCRN projects that engage community and practice partners to implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into routine practice.  Using case studies from Collaborating Centers, we describe how our Network is advancing: 1) best practices in implementation support across a variety of funding types, cancer programs, and settings; 2) an understanding of the mechanisms through which implementation support strategies impact outcomes; 3) approaches for better integrating QI practice and IS; and 4) health equity through engaging stakeholders in the implementation strategy development process.

For more information about the iCollab Workgroup, please contact Project Directors, Dr. Catherine Rohweder (rohweder@email.unc.edu) & Emily Bilenduke (emily.bilenduke@ucdenver.edu).

Co-chairs

Jennifer Leeman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Betsy Risendal, Colorado School of Public Health

Members

Hannah Arem, PhD
Other Center
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Emily Bilenduke, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Soohyun Hwang, MPH, CHES
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University – City University of New York
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Matthew Lee, DrPH, MPH
New York University – City University of New York
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH, CPH
University of Iowa
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University – City University of New York
Wynne Norton, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hiten Patel, MD, MPH
Other Center
Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH
Harvard University
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grace Ryan, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Other Center
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patricia Valverde, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Cancer Screening Navigation Workgroup (CPCRN4)

Purpose

There has not been a comprehensive assessment of patient navigators in NBCCEDP or CRCCP, especially with respect to cancer screening. Most of what we know is from the perspective of grantee program administrators. This workgroup aims to characterize patient navigators affiliated with program grantees, using a mixed-methods approach and disseminate findings to stakeholders, including to the CDC, grantees, and other researchers and practitioners.

Co-chairs

Wendy Barrington, University of Washington

Members

Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Koopman Gonzalez, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Stephanie Melillo, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

CDC Cancer Screening Programs (CPCRN4)

Purpose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports two nationwide cancer screening programs, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP). The CPCRN has collaborated with CDC since 2010 to measure CRCCP grantees’ use of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to promote colorectal cancer screening and evaluate program success.

Co-chairs

Peggy Hannon, University of Washington

Members

Swann A. Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gila Neta, PhD, MPP
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Cervical Cancer Screening Workgroup (CPCRN4)

Purpose

Recent studies indicate that adherence to new (2009, 2012) Cervical Cancer Screening guidelines is low and patients and providers are reluctant to lengthen screening intervals. This workgroup identifies and evaluates methods to increase implementation of new and emerging guidelines – at the patient, provider, practice/organizational and policy levels. Specific aims include evaluating approaches and methods de-escalation as well as increasing adherence to guidelines and examining the current state of practice and key determinants.

Co-chairs

Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania

Members

Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cathy Melvin, PhD
Other Center
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

HPV Vaccination Workgroup (CPCRN4)

Purpose

The goal of this workgroup is to contribute to the science and evidence-base supporting innovative community-clinical linkages to increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination initiation and completion among adolescents and young adults. Through applied prevention research, the HPV vaccination workgroup aims to accelerate the implementation of evidence-based cancer control through the systematic identification and dissemination of best practices, community/clinical stakeholders and vaccine champions, and community-clinical linkages needed to increase HPV vaccination rates among different populations in diverse settings.

Co-chairs

Members

Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Jodi Olson, MPH
Other Center
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Lindsay Stradtman, MPH, CPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Implementing Evidence Into Action Workgroup (CPCRN4)

Purpose

Evidence-based interventions (EBIs) continue to be underused in community programs and practices. The purpose of this Workgroup is to develop, test, and refine training and technical assistance strategies with the goal of building community planners’ capacity to select, adapt, and implement evidence-based interventions. The training and technical assistance strategies will be tested with grantees of the Knight Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program, through which the Knight has made a 10-year commitment to provide $1 million annually for community-based cancer prevention in Oregon. Participating CPCRN centers also will have the opportunity to test the training and technical assistance strategies locally or in other cross-center projects.

Co-chairs

Jennifer Leeman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jackilen Shannon, Oregon Health & Science University

Members

Swann A. Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wynne Norton, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cynthia Perry, PhD, FNP-BC
Oregon Health & Science University
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
John Ureda, DrPH
University of South Carolina
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

Tobacco & Lung Cancer Screening Workgroup (CPCRN4)

Purpose

This cross-CPCRN Center initiative aims to understand barriers and facilitators faced by community health centers related to implementing both: 1) tobacco assessment and cessation assistance/referral (USPSTF grade A recommendation); and 2) low dose computed tomographic (LDCT) scan for lung cancer screening (the USPSTF grade B recommendation). The first step was to develop a survey to assess current practices, resources and potential barriers to these preventive services.

Co-chairs

Erika Trapl, Case Western Reserve University

Members

Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Jan Eberth, PhD
Other Center
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Sarah Koopman Gonzalez, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Stephanie Land, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Tom Richards, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC

2-1-1 Social Services Information and Referral System Workgroup (CPCRN3)

Purpose

Co-chairs

Kurt Ribisl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Members

Kassandra Alcaraz, PhD
Washington University in Saint Louis
Matthew Kreuter, PhD, MPH
Washington University in Saint Louis
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC