Projects

CPCRN members across Collaborating Centers and affiliate institutions regularly form cross-center projects to investigate areas of shared expertise within the Network. Below is a listing of the Network’s current projects, as well as a listing of those undertaken in the past, any of which may be revived if renewed interest, projects, and resources become available. The Network's current projects can be 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 less formal and semi-permanent collaborative efforts that dissolve once work is complete, or evolve to function  permanently within the Network as a Workgroup.

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 further information about the CPCRN Scholars Workgroup, please email Project Directors, Sam Noblet (noblet@mailbox.sc.edu) and Courtney Petagna (cpetagn@emory.edu).

Co-chairs

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

Members

Swann Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Amy Ballou, DNP, ACNP-BC
University of South Carolina
Lauren Bates, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Robert Bednarczyk, PhD
Emory University
Caitlin Biddell, MSPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Emily Bilenduke, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Wesley Burkett, MD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
David O. Garcia, PhD, MS
University of Arizona
Yue Guan, PhD, ScM
Emory University
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
Soohyun Hwang, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Jessica Yasmine Islam, PhD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Victoria Krauss, MPH
Emory University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Karen Lutrick, PhD
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Clare Meernik, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Sean Mikles, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Sam Noblet, MPH
University of South Carolina
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Radhika Ranganathan, MPhil, BS
University of South Carolina
Rogelio Robles, MD
University of Arizona
Mayank Sakhuja, MHA
University of South Carolina
Jingxi Sheng, BSN
University of South Carolina
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, RDN
Affiliate Member
Lisa Spees, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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-Chapel Hill
Samantha Joanne Werts, MPH
University of Arizona
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Health Behaviors Workgroup

Purpose

The purpose of the Health Behaviors Workgroup is to examine and characterize the complex relationships between social determinants of health, individual-level determinants, and cancer. The Workgroup is particularly interested in how structural factors (e.g., healthcare access, institutional racism, neighborhood context) influence health behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition) and cancer outcomes. Our objective is to advance understanding of how determinants intersect to influence cancer-related outcomes and disparities. Our work can inform the design of strategies and interventions to mitigate the health impacts of cancer.

Co-chairs

Christine Kava, University of Washington

Members

Hannah Arem, PhD
Affiliate Member
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Lauren Bates, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Robert Bednarczyk, PhD
Emory University
Liszet Bigelow, MSW
University of Washington
Tracy Crane, PhD
University of Arizona
Kelly DiAllesandro,
University of Iowa
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-CUNY
David O. Garcia, PhD, MS
University of Arizona
Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Nadia Islam, PhD
New York University-CUNY
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Alexandra Morshed, PhD, MS
Emory University
Rogelio Robles, MD
University of Arizona
Julia Rowland, PhD
Affiliate Member
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, RDN
Affiliate Member
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Erika Trapl, PhD
Affiliate Member
Mark Vander Weg, PhD
University of Iowa
Anjali Vasavada,
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Mary C. White, ScD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Yousra Yusuf, PhD, MPH
New York University-CUNY

iCollab Workgroup

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 CPCRN iCollab Workgroup, please email:
Catherine Rohweder (rohweder@email.unc.edu) and Emily Bilenduke (emily.bilenduke@ucdenver.edu)

Co-chairs

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

Members

Hannah Arem, PhD
Affiliate Member
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Emily Bilenduke, MA
Colorado School of Public Health
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina-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
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Soohyun Hwang, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University-CUNY
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Matthew Lee, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University-CUNY
Wynne Norton, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Grace Ryan, MPH
University of Iowa
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
University of North Carolina-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-Chapel Hill
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

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. The focus on individual-level determinants 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, we lack a framework that synthesizes organizational theories, limiting awareness of organizational determinants of EBI implementation. The goal of the proposed Workgroup is to develop a theoretical framework of organizational determinants of EBI implementation.

Co-chairs

Sarah Birken, Affiliate Member
Linda Ko, University of Washington
Jennifer Leeman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Affiliate Member
Hannah Arem, PhD
Affiliate Member
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
Affiliate Member
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Lori Crane, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Maria Fernandez, PhD
Affiliate Member
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA
New York University-CUNY
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Matthew Lee, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Sean Mikles, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kristin Morrill, PhD
University of Arizona
Meghan O'Leary, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Alexandra Peluso, MS
Affiliate Member
Yaniv Rait,
University of Washington
Grace Ryan, MPH
University of Iowa
Anjali Vasavada,
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Cheyenne Wagi, MA, MPH
Affiliate Member
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

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 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.  The Workgroup is currently engaged in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research studies to identify barriers and facilitators to rural cancer equity across the cancer continuum. Three active subcommittees focus on: 1) integration of rural cancer-related data and strategies in state cancer control plans; 2) use of publicly available survey and registry data to explore urban-rural cancer disparities; and 3) initiatives to address equity and inclusivity for diverse rural communities.

For further information about the CPCRN Rural Caner Workgroup, please email Project Director, Heidi Haines (heidi-haines@uiowa.edu).

Co-chairs

Natoshia Askelson, University of Iowa
Jan Eberth, University of South Carolina

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Affiliate Member
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Jennifer W. Bea, PhD
University of Arizona
Sarah Blake, PhD, MA
Emory University
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE
Affiliate Member
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Donoria Evans, PhD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Paige Farris, MSW
Affiliate Member
Kim Flicker, MSHM, MBA
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH
University of Arizona
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina-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
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Cathryn Murphy,
University of South Carolina
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Cassie Lewis Odahowski, PhD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Aaron Seaman, PhD
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
Hannah Weir, PhD, MSc
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
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
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Whitney Zahnd, PhD
University of Iowa

Cancer Survivorship Workgroup

Purpose

The purpose of the Cancer Survivorship Workgroup is to advance interdisciplinary research collaborations and the knowledge base that support cancer survivorship with the ultimate goal of promoting health equity for cancer survivors.  We have defined cancer survivors and survivorship as follows: An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of their life. We also include 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. The Workgroup is particularly interested in advancing knowledge related to cancer health disparities in cancer survivorship, leveraging the use of evidence-based programs and validated measures, bridging research and clinical care, and advancing dissemination and implementation of high-quality cancer survivorship science.

Co-chairs

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

Members

Hannah Arem, PhD
Affiliate Member
Swann Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Liszet Bigelow, MSW
University of Washington
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Gloria Cota Aguirre, Student
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-CUNY
Tatiana Enriquez,
University of Arizona
Jennifer Erdrich, MD, MPH, FACS
University of Arizona
Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Lizzie 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
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, BS
University of Arizona
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
Affiliate Member
Patty Molina, BS
University of Arizona
Kristin Morrill, PhD
University of Arizona
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University-CUNY
Tomas Nuño, PhD
University of Arizona
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Rogelio Robles, MD
University of Arizona
Julia Rowland, PhD
Affiliate Member
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, RDN
Affiliate Member
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University-CUNY
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-Chapel Hill
Samantha Joanne Werts, MPH
University of Arizona
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary C. White, ScD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Interest Group

Purpose

Co-chairs

Linda Overholser, Colorado School of Public Health

Members

Wesley Burkett, MD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Tatiana Enriquez,
University of Arizona
Ciaran Fairman, PhD, CSCS, CET
University of South Carolina
Lizzie Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Jennifer Guida, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Clare Meernik, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, RDN
Affiliate Member
Emily Tonorezos, MD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW
University of Washington
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Cancer & COVID-19 Interest Group

Purpose

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

Read more

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-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-CUNY
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
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University-CUNY
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
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-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary C. White, ScD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health Interest Group

Purpose

The CPCRN Health Equity Interest Group provides guidance to the CPCRN on the development and application of a health equity framework that integrates social determinants of health in cancer prevention and control research and practice efforts. Through our engagement with all CPCRN Centers, we will assess and disseminate best practices for the use of a health equity framework to reduce cancer burden and disparities across diverse populations served by the CPCRN. Collaborative activities include an environmental scan of existing health equity frameworks, assessment of CPCRN approaches to advance health equity and reduce cancer disparities, identification of measures to guide the Network and others in evaluating cancer prevention and control research within a health equity lens, and dissemination of our collective impact to advance health equity.

Co-chairs

Prajakta Adsul, Affiliate Member
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, New York University-CUNY

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Affiliate Member
Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Hannah Arem, PhD
Affiliate Member
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Blake, PhD, MA
Emory University
Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Perla Chebli, PhD, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Natalie Del Vecchio, PhD
University of Iowa
Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE
Affiliate Member
Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW
University of South Carolina
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University-CUNY
David O. Garcia, PhD, MS
University of Arizona
Lizzie Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Heidi Hamann, PhD
University of Arizona
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Soohyun Hwang, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Jessica Yasmine Islam, PhD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Julie Kranick, MA, MPhil
New York University-CUNY
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, MPH, MBBS
University of Arizona
Sarah Nash, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University-CUNY
Nicole Novak, PhD
University of Iowa
Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Courtney Petagna, MPH
Emory University
Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Erika Trapl, PhD
Affiliate Member
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University-CUNY
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Mary Wangen, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mary C. White, ScD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Organizational Readiness Interest Group

Purpose

Co-chairs

Maria Fernandez, Affiliate Member

Members

Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Affiliate Member
Cici Bauer, PhD
Affiliate Member
Paige Farris, MSW
Affiliate Member
Maria Fernandez, PhD
Affiliate Member
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University-CUNY
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA
New York University-CUNY
Jessica Yasmine Islam, PhD, MPH
Affiliate Member
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Karen Lutrick, PhD
University of Arizona
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Grace Ryan, MPH
University of Iowa
Randy Schwartz, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, RDN
Affiliate Member
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Lauren Workman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Social Deprivation Interest Group

Purpose

Co-chairs

Cici Bauer, Affiliate Member

Members

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

Modeling EBI Impact (CPCRN4)

Purpose

The overall aim of this highly productive Workgroup is to inform cancer screening-focused intervention planning, practice-level change, improvement at the health system-level, and policy at the state and national level by integrating best available evidence into decision support models and using these models to conduct virtual comparative effectiveness research. Using models, we seek to 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. The outcomes of focus in a given study and populations simulated are determined by motivating questions and stakeholder perspective considered. We are interested in supporting increased cancer screening overall, as well as addressing observed disparities. Our intention is to replicate projects across states, increasing our ability to test the generalizability of results and learn about the effect of context on EBI impact.

Co-chairs

Stephanie Wheeler, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Members

Swann Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Melinda Davis, PhD
Affiliate Member
Sarah Drier, MPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Karen Hicklin, PhD, MS, BS
Affiliate Member
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Maria Mayorga, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Daniel Stein, MPAS, BS
Affiliate Member
Justin Trogdon, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Multiple Cancer Screening Workgroup (CPCRN4)

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, Affiliate Member

Members

Jade Avelis, PhD
Affiliate Member
David Chambers, DPhil, MSc
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Maria Fernandez, PhD
Affiliate Member
Karen Glanz, PhD
Affiliate Member
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
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
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Inactive Projects

Cancer Screening Navigation

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
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Stephanie Melillo, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Erika Trapl, PhD
Affiliate Member
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Tobacco/Lung Cancer

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, Affiliate Member

Members

Jade Avelis, PhD
Affiliate Member
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Karen Glanz, PhD
Affiliate Member
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
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Thomas Richards, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Erika Trapl, PhD
Affiliate Member
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

CDC Cancer Screening Programs

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 Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Melinda Davis, PhD
Affiliate Member
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Paige Farris, MSW
Affiliate Member
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-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, RD
Affiliate Member
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Arica White, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Affiliate Member
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Cervical Cancer

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, Affiliate Member

Members

Jade Avelis, PhD
Affiliate Member
Heather Brandt, PhD, MSPH
Affiliate Member
Karen Glanz, PhD
Affiliate Member
Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
University of Washington
Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Cathy Melvin, PhD
University of South Carolina
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
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

HPV Vaccination

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
Affiliate Member
Paige Farris, MSW
Affiliate Member
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
CPCRN Coordinating Center
April Oh, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Jodi Olson, MPH
University of Washington
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD
Affiliate Member
Lindsay Stradtman, MPH, CPH
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Affiliate Member
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

Implementing Evidence into Action Workgroup

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-Chapel Hill
Jackilen Shannon, Affiliate Member

Members

Swann Arp Adams, PhD, MS, FACE
University of South Carolina
Allison Cole, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Paige Farris, MSW
Affiliate Member
Karen Glanz, PhD
Affiliate Member
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv
University of North Carolina-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-Chapel Hill
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD
Affiliate Member
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
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Affiliate Member
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center

2-1-1 Social Services Information and Referral System Workgroup

Purpose

Co-chairs

Kurt Ribisl, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Members

Kassandra Alcaraz, PhD
Washington University in Saint Louis
Alison Herrmann, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Matthew Kreuter, PhD, MPH
Washington University in Saint Louis
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH
CPCRN Coordinating Center