Projects

CPCRN’s Network Centers regularly form cross-center workgroups to investigate areas of research interest to the Network. Below is a listing and description of the Network’s current workgroup projects as well as a listing of some of those the Network has undertaken in the past, any of which may be revived if renewed interest, projects, and resources become available.

Applied Systems Science

Purpose

Co-chairs

Stephanie Wheeler, CPCRN Coordinating Center
Elaine Morrato, Colorado School of Public Health

Members

Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Julie Kranick, MPhil
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Matthew Lee, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Nasim Sabounchi, PhD, MSc
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Pulwasha Iftikhar, MD
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Emily Ferris, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

CPCRN Scholars

Purpose

Co-chairs

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

Members

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Swann Arp Adams, PhD
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Sam Noblet, MPH
University of South Carolina
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Christine Agnone, MPH
Emory University

Health Behaviors

Purpose

Co-chairs

Rima Afifi, University of Iowa
Barbara Baquero, University of Washington

Members

Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Rosi Vogel, BBA, MBA
University of Arizona
Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Barbara Baquero, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Meghan Skiba, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Julie Kranick, MPhil
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Nadia Islam, PhD
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health

Purpose

Co-chairs

Michelle Kegler, Emory University
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Members

Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
University of Iowa
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Rosi Vogel, BBA, MBA
University of Arizona
Rima Afifi, PhD, MPH
University of Iowa
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Julie Kranick, MPhil
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Mental Health & Well-Being

Purpose

Co-chairs

Kristin Kilbourn, Colorado School of Public Health
Victoria Ngo, New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Members

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Christine Agnone, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Pulwasha Iftikhar, MD
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Emily Ferris, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Organizational Theory for Implementation Science

Purpose

Co-chairs

Jennifer Leeman, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Birken, UNC-Chapel Hill
Linda Ko, University of Washington

Members

Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Grace Ryan, MPH
University of Iowa
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, MBA
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Matthew Lee, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Weanne Estrada, BSN, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Pulwasha Iftikhar, MD
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Emily Ferris, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Rural Cancer (CPCRN5)

Purpose

Co-chairs

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

Members

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
University of Iowa
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill

Quality Improvement/Implementation Science/Technical Assistance

Purpose

Co-chairs

Betsy Risendal, Colorado School of Public Health
Jennifer Leeman, UNC-Chapel Hill

Members

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Allison Cole, MD
University of Washington
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
David Chambers, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
University of Iowa
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Linda Ko, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Alison Brenner, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Grace Ryan, MPH
University of Iowa
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Ben Urick, PhD, PharmD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill
Christine Agnone, MPH
Emory University
Victoria Ngo, PhD, MS
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Julie Kranick, MPhil
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Matthew Lee, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY

Survivorship

Purpose

Co-chairs

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

Members

Arica White, PhD
CDC
Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Betsy Risendal, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health
Andrea Dwyer, BS
Colorado School of Public Health
Linda Overholser, MD, MPH
Colorado School of Public Health
Swann Arp Adams, PhD
University of South Carolina
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Sue Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Carolina
Heidi Haines, MS
University of Iowa
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Linda Ko, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
CDC
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill
Mary Charlton, PhD, MS
University of Iowa
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Victoria Foster, MPH
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Cynthia Thomson, PhD
University of Arizona
Rosi Vogel, BBA, MBA
University of Arizona
Patty Molina, BS
University of Arizona
Lizzie Garcia, BSBM
University of Arizona
Aaron Seaman, PhD
University of Iowa
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill
Meghan Skiba, MS, RDN
University of Arizona
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS
Emory University
Maia Ingram, MPH
University of Arizona
Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN
New York University School of Medicine-CUNY
Tatiana Enriquez,
University of Arizona

Modeling EBI Impact

Purpose

Co-chairs

Stephanie Wheeler, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Members

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Swann Arp Adams, PhD
University of South Carolina
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Maria Mayorga, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Justin Trogdon, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Sarah Drier, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill

Rural Cancer (CPCRN4)

Purpose

Co-chairs

Jan Eberth, University of South Carolina

Members

Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH
Emory University
Arica White, PhD
CDC
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Maria E. Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Mary C. White, Sc.D
CDC
Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Allison Cole, MD
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Heather Brandt, PhD
University of South Carolina
Daniela Friedman, PhD
University of South Carolina
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Robin Vanderpool, DrPH
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
David Chambers, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cynthia Perry, PhD, FNP-BC
Oregon Health & Science University
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD
Oregon Health & Science University
Lindsay Stradtman, MPH
University of Kentucky
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Gila Neta, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Maria Mayorga, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Linda Ko, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
CDC
Angela Carman, DrPH
University of Kentucky
Siran Koroukian, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Victoria Petermann, BSN, RN
UNC-Chapel Hill
Jean Edward, PhD, RN
University of Kentucky
Whitney Zahnd, PhD
University of South Carolina
Jason Rotter, MHS
UNC-Chapel Hill
Hannah Weir, PhD
CDC
Sarah Koopman Gonzalez, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Elizabeth Frost, MPH, MSW, CHES
Case Western Reserve University

Inactive Projects

Cancer Screening Navigation

Purpose

Co-chairs

Wendy Barrington, University of Washington

Members

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
University of Iowa
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH
CDC
Stephanie Melillo, MPH
CDC
Sarah Koopman Gonzalez, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Elizabeth Frost, MPH, MSW, CHES
Case Western Reserve University

Multiple Cancer Prevention/Control

Purpose

Co-chairs

Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania

Members

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Maria E. Fernandez, PhD
University of Texas, Houston
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Emory University
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
David Chambers, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
CDC
Katharine Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Pennsylvania

CPCRN4 Organizational Theory Framework for Implementation

Purpose

Co-chairs

Jennifer Leeman, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sarah Birken, UNC-Chapel Hill

Members

Catherine Rohweder, DrPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Birken, PhD, MSPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
John Kimberly, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Bryan Weiner, PhD
University of Washington
Linda Ko, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Mary Wangen, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill

Tobacco/Lung Cancer

Purpose

Co-chairs

Erika Trapl, Case Western Reserve University

Members

Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Erika Trapl, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Jan Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina
Thomas Richards, MD
CDC
Stephanie Land, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Christine Kava, PhD, MA
University of Washington
Sarah Koopman Gonzalez, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Elizabeth Frost, MPH, MSW, CHES
Case Western Reserve University
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa

CDC Cancer Screening Programs

Purpose

Co-chairs

Peggy Hannon, University of Washington

Members

Arica White, PhD
CDC
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Swann Arp Adams, PhD
University of South Carolina
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD
UNC-Chapel Hill
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Thomas Becker, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
April Oh, PhD, MPH
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD
Oregon Health & Science University
James Hébert, ScD, MSPH
University of South Carolina
Gila Neta, PhD
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Melinda Davis, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Amy DeGroff, PhD, MPH
CDC
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa

Cervical Cancer

Purpose

Co-chairs

Karen Glanz, University of Pennsylvania

Members

Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDiv
UNC-Chapel Hill
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Heather Brandt, PhD
University of South Carolina
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Thomas Becker, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Karen Glanz, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Cathy Melvin, PhD
University of South Carolina
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Jade Avelis, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Linda Ko, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Michelle Berlin, MD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa

HPV Vaccination

Purpose

Co-chairs

Members

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
University of Washington
Sarah Kobrin, PhD, MPH
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Jodi Olson, MPH
University of Washington
Thuy Vu, MPH
University of Washington
Heather Brandt, PhD
University of South Carolina
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Thomas Becker, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
April Oh, PhD, MPH
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Natoshia Askelson, MPH, PhD
University of Iowa
Paige Farris, MSW
Oregon Health & Science University
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD
Oregon Health & Science University
Lindsay Stradtman, MPH
University of Kentucky
Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH
Case Western Reserve University
Kerri Lopez,
Oregon Health & Science University
Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Becky Lee, MS
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Alexa Young, MPH Candidate
CPCRN Coordinating Center
Sue Flocke, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Michelle Berlin, MD, MPH
Oregon Health & Science University
Aaron Scherer, PhD
University of Iowa

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, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jackilen Shannon, Oregon Health & Science University

Members

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

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

Purpose

Co-chairs

Kurt Ribisl, CPCRN Coordinating Center

Members

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