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.

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, MPH, 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, PhD, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
Maša Davidović, MD, MSc
Other Center
Emanuelle Dias, MPH, CPH
University of Texas, Houston
Jan Eberth, PhD, MSPH
Other Center
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD, MSc
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, PhD, RDN
Affiliate Member
Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of Arizona
Adriana Maldonado, PhD, MA
University of Arizona
Dylan Miller, MPH, BS
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
Tara Torres, MPsych
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
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. Ciaran Fairman (cfairman@mailbox.sc.edu).

Co-chairs

Kristin Beima-Sofie, University of Washington
Ciaran Fairman, University of South Carolina

Members

Allison Antoine, MPH, 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
Kristin Beima-Sofie, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Liszet Bigelow, MSW
Other Center
Enmanuel Chavarria, PhD, MS
Emory University
Tracy Crane, PhD, RDN
Affiliate Member
Maša Davidović, MD, MSc
Other Center
Kelly DiAllesandro,
Other Center
Emanuelle Dias, MPH, CPH
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, FACSM
University of Arizona
Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
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, MPhil, MA
New York University – City University of New York
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sheniqua Lasker,
Emory University
Becky Lee, MS, PMP
CPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, PhD, RDN
Affiliate Member
Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of Arizona
Adriana Maldonado, PhD, MA
University of Arizona
Manal Masud, MPH
University of Washington
Dylan Miller, MPH, BS
University of Arizona
Gita Mody, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alexandra Morshed, PhD, MS
Emory University
Kelly Palmer, PhD, MHS, CCRP
University of Arizona
Michael Parchman, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Nivi Parthasarathy, MPH
University of Texas, Houston
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, PhD, RN
Other Center
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN
University of Arizona
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Tara Torres, MPsych
University of Arizona
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Mark Vander Weg, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Anjali Vasavada,
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary C. 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, MBBS, MPH
Other Center
Bianca Albers, PhD, MSc, MA
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, PhD, 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 Fernández, PhD, MA
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
Megan A. Mullins, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Meghan O'Leary, PhD, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Kelly Palmer, PhD, MHS, CCRP
University of Arizona
Alexandra Peluso, MS
Other Center
Yaniv Rait, MPH
University of Washington
Grace Ryan, PhD, MPH
Other Center
Tara Torres, MPsych
University of Arizona
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, MBBS, MPH
Other Center
Shacoria Anderson, MPH
Emory University
Allison Antoine, MPH, 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, MSPH
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, MSc
University of South Carolina
Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH
University of Arizona
Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
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
Jessica Islam, PhD, MPH
Other Center
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, MBBS, MPH, PhD
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, MA
University of Iowa
Jason Semprini, MPP
University of Iowa
Elsa Staples, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Jamie Studts, PhD, MA, MS
Colorado School of Public Health
Mark Vander Weg, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Jessica Wells, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Emory University
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

Betsy Risendal, Colorado School of Public Health
Karen Wickersham, University of South Carolina

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, RDN
Affiliate Member
Michaela Curran, PhD
University of Iowa
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Emanuelle Dias, MPH, CPH
University of Texas, Houston
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, MSc
University of South Carolina
Elizabeth Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Jessica Gorzelitz, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
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
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, PhD, RDN
Affiliate Member
Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of Arizona
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
Other Center
Patty Molina, BS
University of Arizona
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, MA
University of Iowa
Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS
University of Washington
Jingxi Sheng, PhD, RN
Other Center
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN
University of Arizona
Lena Spotleson, MA
Other Center
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Tara Torres, MPsych
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)
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, MBBS, MPH
Other Center
Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Allison Antoine, MPH, 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
Cici Bauer, PhD, MS
University of Texas, Houston
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, CPH
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, FACSM
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, PhD, RDN
Affiliate Member
Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of Arizona
Adriana Maldonado, PhD, MA
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
Other Center
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, MA
University of Iowa
Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS
University of Washington
Jingxi Sheng, PhD, RN
Other Center
Tara Torres, MPsych
University of Arizona
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)
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, PhD, MA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel Stein, MPAS, BS
Oregon Health & Science University
Tara Torres, MPsych
University of Arizona
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 Fernández, PhD, MA
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
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