Frontiers in Oncology Seminars

 

A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia e 

April 19, 2022 

 

 Electra D. Paskett, PhD, is a professor of Cancer Research at Ohio State University. She is the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology, the Associate Director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach, and the Co- Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University (OSU). She is also the Founding Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital. She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Dr. Paskett’s almost 400 peer-reviewed publications show-case her work in intervention research directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues. Her studies use multi-level interventions in transdisciplinary teams with community-based participatory research to identify and intervene on factors causing disparities among under-served populations such as social and ethnic minority groups and rural/under-served populations. Dr. Paskett successfully competed for an NCI-funded P50, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, to examine why rates of cervical cancer are high in Appalachian Ohio, and is the Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI) of a large cervical cancer prevention program project in the Appalachian regions of four states.