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Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-384-1476
Email: rima-afifi@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Tobacco and Lung Cancer ControlCBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersSchoolsCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

Rima Afifi engages in public health research and practice with intent to promote social, community, and policy environments conducive to wellbeing. Whenever possible, she uses methods of Community Based Participatory Research; applies an ecological lens to the understanding of the issues; engages multiple disciplines to widen the perspectives on any topic; and emphasizes knowledge transfer of research to practice and policy. She is specifically interested in intervention and implementation science. Most of Rima’s research and practice has centered on adolescent and youth health and wellbeing, as well as on the Arab world. This has infused her research and practice with critical reflections on the impact of global politics, economics, trade; and of war, conflict and contexts of uncertainty; as well as the power of youth agency and voice. A secondary area of research emphasis has been tobacco control, specifically the global epidemic of hookah use. Using the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a guidance document, her research has explored determinants of use, as well as policy solutions to minimize the morbidity and mortality burden of this alternative tobacco product.

Address:
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
N422
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-335-6867
Email: natoshia-askelson@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingHPV VaccinationRural HealthHealth DepartmentsPrimary Care AssociationsRural ClinicsSchoolsCommunication/DisseminationEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Jade Avelis, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Telephone: 215-746-4270
Email: jade.avelis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer AllianceHealth DepartmentsCommunity EngagementDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   University of Pennsylvania
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Telephone: 206-616-6298
Email: wendybar@uw.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingFaith-Based SettingsFQHCs/Community Health CentersSchoolsHealth DepartmentsCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

Address:
1107 NE 45th St.
Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98105

Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 919-445-0774
Email: birken@unc.edu

Expertise:
SurvivorshipDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey Development

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

Sarah Birken, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Director of the Program on Implementation and Organization Research (PrIOR) at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and an Associate Member of Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on translating evidence into practice, including middle managers’ role in implementing evidence-based practices, implementing innovations in cancer care, and selecting and applying implementation theories. Dr. Birken’s research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Cancer Research Network, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute. She serves as a National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Early Career Reviewer and Core Faculty in the Dissemination and Implementation Science Methods Unit of the North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute. She has served as an expert speaker for organizations such as the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Directors, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Survivorship Committee.

Address:
1106F McGavran-Greenberg
CB #7411
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7411

Heather Brandt, PhD, University of South Carolina

Telephone: 803-576-5649
Email: hbrandt@sc.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFaith-Based SettingsFQHCs/Community Health CentersPrimary Care AssociationsIntervention Development and ImplementationCommunity EngagementCapacity Building

Member Center:   University of South Carolina
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES is Associate Dean for Professional Development in the Graduate School and Associate Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Her research program in cancer prevention and control is focused on examining, describing, and intervening upon cancer-related health disparities through innovative approaches in partnership with the “community” (defined broadly and diversely). This research emphasizes dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches, knowledge-based practice, and co-creating knowledge with stakeholders in order to act on multiple levels. Dr. Brandt is currently PI (MPI) of an NHLBI-funded dissemination and implementation study (R01HL122285) of a community-based, lay health-delivered diet and physical activity intervention with African-American churches, PI of a CDC-funded colorectal cancer screening program with FQHCs in South Carolina (NU58DP006137), PI of subcontract for a dissemination and implementation science evaluation supplement focused on HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening (U54CA155496 evaluation supplement), co-investigator on the CDC- and NCI-funded South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (U48DP005000-01S2), and a contributor to additional internally and externally funded research. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2016 Norman J. Arnold Alumni Medal (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina), 2015 James A. Keith Excellence in Teaching Award (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina), and 2016 Judith R. Miller Award and 2013 Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Nationally, she is Chair of the PHEHP Section of APHA, Co-Leader of the 80% by 2018 Evaluation Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and a member of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable.

Address:
University of South Carolina
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
915 Greene St, Rm 230
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Alison Brenner, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 919-914-0979
Email: alison.brenner@unc.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningRural HealthTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsRural ClinicsDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationNon-Clinical/Clinical Linkages

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Angela Carman, DrPH, University of Kentucky

Telephone: 859-218-2013
Email: angela.carman@uky.edu

Expertise:
CBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsRural ClinicsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   University of Kentucky
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

Angela Carman, DrPH, is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, in the Health Behavior and Society department. She also serves as a public health management consultant and facilitator working with local health departments and hospitals in accreditation readiness activities such as community health assessment, community health improvement planning and strategic planning. Her research interests include strategies for organizing and financing public health services, public health leadership, community engagement and quality improvement. Dr. Carman is certified as a Human Resources Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management, certified as a Healthcare Executive by the American College of Healthcare Executives and certified as a Quality Improvement Associate by the American Society for Quality. Prior to coming to UK, Dr. Carman served as CEO of Saint Joseph Berea (formerly Berea Hospital) in Berea, Kentucky.

Address:
151 Washington Avenue
Bowman Hall 352
Lexington, Kentucky 40508

David Chambers, PhD, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Telephone: 240-276-5090
Email: dchamber@mail.nih.gov

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationPhysical ActivityTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health CentersMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsSchoolsCommunication/DisseminationDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

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

Allison Cole, MD, University of Washington

Telephone: 206-543-8906
Email: acole2@u.washington.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity EngagementDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Gloria Coronado, PhD, University of Washington

Telephone: 503-335-2427
Email: Gloria.d.coronado@kpchr.org

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Melinda Davis, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Telephone: 503-494-4365
Email: davismel@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityRural HealthHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsRural ClinicsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationSimulation Modeling

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

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

Telephone: 319-335-8786
Email: william-doucette@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationRural HealthFQHCs/Community Health CentersPharmaciesRetail SettingsRural ClinicsEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Jan Eberth, PhD, University of South Carolina

Telephone: 803-576-5770
Email: jmeberth@mailbox.sc.edu

Expertise:
Rural HealthTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlColorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationStatewide Cancer AllianceAmerican Cancer SocietyRural ClinicsFQHCs/Community Health CentersEvaluationSurvey DevelopmentCommunication/Dissemination

Member Center:   University of South Carolina
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Paige Farris, MSW, Oregon Health & Science University

Telephone: 541-728-0665
Email: farrisp@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingHPV VaccinationPhysical ActivitySurvivorshipAmerican Cancer SocietyCBOs/CoalitionsHealth DepartmentsStatewide Cancer AllianceCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Sue Flocke, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Telephone: 216-368-3887
Email: flocke@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Tobacco and Lung Cancer ControlColorectal Cancer ScreeningFQHCs/Community Health CentersAmerican Cancer SocietyPrimary Care AssociationsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsCommunication/DisseminationIntervention Development and ImplementationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSurvey Development

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Daniela Friedman, PhD, University of South Carolina

Telephone: 803-576-5815
Email: dfriedma@mailbox.sc.edu

Expertise:
Prostate Cancer ScreeningFaith-Based SettingsFQHCs/Community Health CentersPrimary Care AssociationsStatewide Cancer AllianceCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementEvaluation

Member Center:   University of South Carolina
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Elizabeth Frost, MPH, MSW, CHES, Case Western Reserve University

Telephone: 216-368-0438
Email: elizabeth.frost2@case.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingPhysical ActivityRural HealthFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsRural ClinicsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   Case Western Reserve University
Project Role:   Project Director

Elizabeth Frost is the Project Director for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health at the UT Health Science Center in Houston, and her MSW from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has experience in program development, program implementation, health education, community capacity building, and community engagement. She has worked both domestically and internationally in the field of public health and social work focusing on environmental health, HIV prevention, maternal and child health, immigrant health and nutrition.

Address:
Epidemiology and Bio-statistics
BioEnterprise Bldg 4th Floor
11000 Cedar Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Karen Glanz, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Telephone: 215-898-0613
Email: kglanz@upenn.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingFQHCs/Community Health CentersRetail SettingsSchoolsWorksitesCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Pennsylvania
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

David Grande, MD, MPA, University of Pennsylvania

Telephone: 215-573-3804
Email: dgrande@wharton.upenn.edu

Expertise:
CBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementEvaluationNon-Clinical/Clinical Linkages

Member Center:   University of Pennsylvania
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

David Grande is an Associate Professor of Medicine, a Senior Fellow and Director of Policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and an Associate Program Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grande’s research and work focuses on health care for vulnerable populations and on medical professionalism. His research examines cost and other barriers to care and approaches to improving outcomes. He is a periodic contributor to Health Cents, a blog at Philly.com focused on how changes to health policy impact consumers. Dr. Grande attended medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Following his clinical training, he completed a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and was then a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Address:
3641 Locust Street
Colonial Penn Center 407
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

Telephone: 215-349-5374
Email: carmen.guerra@uphs.upenn.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyFaith-Based SettingsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Pennsylvania
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

Carmen Guerra, MD, MS is a general internist, epidemiologist, and cancer control researcher and serves as the Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach and the Associate Chief of Staff at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). She serves as the Board Scientific Officer on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society.  Dr. Guerra has valuable clinical, scientific, cancer administrative and cultural expertise and experience that she leverages in her role as co-investigator on this project.  As the director of the ACC Office of Diversity, Dr. Guerra has been partnering with community and faith-based organizational partners interested in the mutual goal of preventing cancer or detecting cancer early in their communities.  Dr. Guerra facilitates partnerships for this project to conduct community-based intervention research, disseminate research findings to the communities, and form collaborations to create cancer prevention and screening programs that reduce the impact of cancer on communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.

Address:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7th Floor South Pavilion - Room 764
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Heidi Haines, MS, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-335-8350
Email: heidi-haines@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Rural HealthHealth DepartmentsCBOs/CoalitionsEvaluationCommunity Engagement

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Telephone: 206-616-7859
Email: peggyh@uw.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingPhysical ActivityAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsWorksitesDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresIntervention Development and ImplementationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-384-8511
Email: richard-m-hoffman@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersStatewide Cancer Alliance

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Linda Ko, Ph.D., University of Washington

Telephone: 206-667-7182
Email: lko@fredhutch.org

Expertise:
Healthy EatingRural HealthCBOs/CoalitionsFaith-Based SettingsRural ClinicsSchoolsCapacity BuildingCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementEvaluation

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Becky Lee, MS, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Telephone: 919-966-2812
Email: beckylee@unc.edu

Expertise:
Survey Development

Member Center:   CPCRN Coordinating Center
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Jennifer Leeman, DrPh, MDiv, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 919-966-3648
Email: jleeman@email.unc.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingHPV VaccinationPhysical ActivityTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsRetail SettingsSchoolsCommunication/DisseminationEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

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

Sam Noblet, MPH, University of South Carolina

Telephone: 803-777-5887
Email: noblet@mailbox.sc.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingPhysical ActivityRural HealthHealth DepartmentsSchoolsWorksitesCommunity EngagementEvaluationSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   University of South Carolina
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Hilary Oliphant, MPH, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-3973
Email: hbo1@cdc.gov

Expertise:
Healthy EatingPhysical ActivityTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlHealth DepartmentsCommunication/DisseminationEvaluationSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

Hilary Oliphant is a Project Officer in the Division of Population Health’s Prevention Research Centers Program. Previously she worked as a Project Officer in the Office on Smoking and Health, Program Services Branch. Prior to her work in OSH she served as a Public Health Analyst at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry where her primary roles were strategic planning and program evaluation. Hilary has been with CDC since 2004. She previously worked in National Center for Injury Prevention Center, Division of Violence Prevention, Chronic Disease Center and the National Center for HIV/STD Tuberculosis, Prevention Research Branch where she developed qualitative data control measures for research projects. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Spelman College and a Masters of Public Health Degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Address:
4770 Buford Hwy
MS-F78
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Edith Parker, MPH, DrPH, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-384-1472
Email: edith-parker@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationPhysical ActivityRural HealthCBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsPrimary Care AssociationsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluation

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

Dr. Parker is a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health at The University of Iowa. Prior to joining the UI College of Public Health in August 2010, Dr. Parker served for fifteen years as a faculty member in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Parker received her BA degree from Davidson College, Davidson, NC and her Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.  Since beginning her academic career, Dr. Parker’s research has focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of community-based health promotion programs that address major social determinants of health and health disparities.

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

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

Telephone: 503-494-3826
Email: perryci@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingPhysical ActivityRural HealthSurvivorshipHealth DepartmentsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 919-966-2276 ext 21
Email: dreuland@med.unc.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsPrimary Care AssociationsCapacity BuildingIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

Address:
5034 Old Clinic Building
CB 7110
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Tom Richards, MD, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-3220
Email: TRichards@cdc.gov

Expertise:
Tobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health Centers

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 919-966-2759
Email: rohweder@email.unc.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingPhysical ActivityTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersPrimary Care AssociationsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-8372
Email: ssabatino@cdc.gov

Expertise:
SurvivorshipAmerican Cancer SocietySurvey Development

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

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

Address:
4770 Buford Highway
MS F76
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Laura Seegmiller, MPH, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-384-1494
Email: laura-seegmiller@uiowa.edu

Expertise:
HPV VaccinationRural HealthPharmaciesPrimary Care AssociationsRural ClinicsCommunity EngagementNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Project Director

Laura Seegmiller is the Project Director for the University of Iowa Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) collaborating center. She has experience with research involving community-clinical linkages, HPV vaccination, and preventive cancer screening practices. She received her MPH degree from the University of Iowa.

Address:
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
145 N Riverside Drive
100 CPHB, N477
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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

Telephone: 541-706-6785
Email: shannoja@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingProstate Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityColorectal Cancer ScreeningSchoolsCBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationCapacity BuildingEvaluation

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

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

Lindsay Stradtman, MPH, University of Kentucky

Telephone: 859-218-4944
Email: lindsay.stradtman@uky.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationCBOs/CoalitionsFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsRural ClinicsCommunication/DisseminationIntervention Development and ImplementationNon-Clinical/Clinical LinkagesSurvey Development

Member Center:   University of Kentucky
Project Role:   Project Director

Lindsay R. Stradtman, MPH, CPH is a Project Director in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. Lindsay works on the Appalachian Center for Cancer, Education, Screening, and Support (ACCESS) and the UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC), a Prevention Research Center. She has experience with research involving health disparities in rural Appalachia, preventive cancer screenings, and academic-community partnerships. Lindsay previously served as an ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellow with the CDC National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kentucky.

Address:
Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
151 Washington Ave #343
Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Florence Tangka, PhD, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-1183
Email: FTangka@cdc.gov

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsStatewide Cancer AllianceCommunication/DisseminationDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluation

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

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

Address:
CDC
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Erika Trapl, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Telephone: 216-368-0098
Email: erika.trapl@case.edu

Expertise:
Tobacco and Lung Cancer ControlHealthy EatingHealth DepartmentsSchoolsRetail SettingsSurvey DevelopmentIntervention Development and ImplementationCommunity EngagementNon-Clinical/Clinical Linkages

Member Center:   Case Western Reserve University
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

John Ureda, DrPH, University of South Carolina

Telephone: 803-765-2010
Email: jureda@sc.rr.com

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingProstate Cancer ScreeningRural HealthCBOs/CoalitionsFaith-Based SettingsFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsCapacity BuildingCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   University of South Carolina
Project Role:   Other
Address:
Insights Consulting, Inc.
2728 Wilmot Avenue
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, NCI (National Cancer Institute)

Telephone: 240-276-5518
Email: vanderpoolrc@mail.nih.gov

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationSurvivorshipAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsStatewide Cancer AllianceCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

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

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

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

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

Telephone: 240-276-6745
Email: cvinson@mail.nih.gov

Expertise:
HPV VaccinationColorectal Cancer ScreeningAmerican Cancer SocietyStatewide Cancer AllianceCBOs/CoalitionsTraining and Training EvaluationCommunication/Dissemination

Member Center:   NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

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

Thuy Vu, MPH, University of Washington

Telephone: 206-685-8544
Email: thuytvu@uw.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsPrimary Care AssociationsCommunity EngagementEvaluationIntervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Project Director
Address:
University of Washington
Health Promotion Research Center
1107 45th Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98105

Mary Wangen, MPH, UNC-Chapel Hill

Telephone: 5074021099
Email: wange062@live.unc.edu

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningPhysical ActivityHPV VaccinationHealthy EatingAmerican Cancer SocietyFQHCs/Community Health CentersPharmaciesCommunication/DisseminationEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey DevelopmentTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   UNC-Chapel Hill
Project Role:   Project Director

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

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

Kelly Wells Sittig, CCPH, University of Iowa

Telephone: 319-335-8816
Email: sittig@canceriowa.org

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlAmerican Cancer SocietyCBOs/CoalitionsHealth DepartmentsStatewide Cancer AllianceCapacity BuildingCommunication/DisseminationCommunity EngagementNon-Clinical/Clinical Linkages

Member Center:   University of Iowa
Project Role:   Community Partner

Kelly Wells Sittig is the executive director for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, a partnership of more than 350 health care providers, public health professionals, caregivers, researchers, cancer survivors, volunteers and other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. Through collaboration, the Consortium enhances partners’ abilities to address cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life in Iowa.

Address:
2501
Crosspark Rd.
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Telephone: 919-966-7374
Email: stephanie_wheeler@unc.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer ScreeningRural HealthSurvivorshipAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth DepartmentsMedicaid CCOs/PCMHsEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSimulation Modeling

Member Center:   CPCRN Coordinating Center
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Arica White, PhD, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-3001
Email: awhite5@cdc.gov

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningSurvivorshipHealth Departments

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

Mary C. White, Sc.D, CDC

Telephone: 770-488-3032
Email: mxw5@cdc.gov

Expertise:
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningHealthy EatingSurvivorshipStatewide Cancer AllianceHealth DepartmentsWorksitesCapacity BuildingCommunication/DisseminationSurvey Development

Member Center:   CDC
Project Role:   Funder

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

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

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

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Telephone: 919-843-9465
Email: rebeccawilliams@unc.edu

Expertise:
Cervical Cancer ScreeningHPV VaccinationTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlFQHCs/Community Health CentersHealth DepartmentsWorksitesCommunication/DisseminationEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSurvey Development

Member Center:   CPCRN Coordinating Center
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

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

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

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

Telephone: 503-494-0813
Email: wintersk@ohsu.edu

Expertise:
Healthy EatingPhysical ActivityRural HealthSurvivorshipAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth DepartmentsStatewide Cancer AllianceCommunity EngagementIntervention Development and ImplementationTraining and Training Evaluation

Member Center:   Oregon Health & Science University
Project Role:   Principal Investigator

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

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

Alexa Young, MPH Candidate, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Telephone: 919-812-2506
Email: alexayoung@unc.edu

Expertise:
Intervention Development and Implementation

Member Center:   CPCRN Coordinating Center
Project Role:   Other

Alexa Young is a research assistant at the CPCRN Coordinating Center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alexa obtained her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2017, and is presently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill. Within the field, she would like to conduct research to foster and promote health of the aging population, particularly in underserved areas.

Alexa Young is a research assistant at the CPCRN Coordinating Center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alexa obtained her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2017, and is presently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill. Within the field, she would like to conduct research to foster and promote health of the aging population, particularly in underserved areas.

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

Steve Zeliadt, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Telephone: 206-277-4175
Email: szeliadt@uw.edu

Expertise:
Prostate Cancer ScreeningTobacco and Lung Cancer ControlDeveloping and Evaluating D&I MeasuresEvaluationIntervention Development and ImplementationSimulation Modeling

Member Center:   University of Washington
Project Role:   Co-Investigator

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

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

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