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Our team of scientists, healthcare providers, and community health educators are dedicated to reducing cancer disparities. Our work is guided by a Cancer Community Advisory Council (CCAC), comprised of community stakeholders. Together, we work to develop and implement community-engaged research and outreach.

Our Team

COE Leadership

PaulaPaula Cupertino, PhD
Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences and Wilmot Cancer Center

FranciscoFrancisco Cartujano, MD
Assistant Director, Community Outreach & Engagement

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Tobacco Control, Minority Health Disparities

CharlesCharles S. Kamen, PhD, MPH
Assistant Director, Community Outreach & Engagement

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Cancer Control

Cancer Disparities, LGBTQ+ Communities Health Disparities

 

COE Team

chiamakaChiamaka Azogini
Student Research Fellow/Medical Student

Tobacco Cessation, Vaping Prevention, Minority Health Disparities

CaiXeuya Cai, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Statistics, Community Health Promotion

ChavezArlette Chavez, MD
Staff Scientist

Tobacco Cessation, Vaping Prevention, Minority Health Disparities

MarleneMarlene Elliott
Designated Interpreter to Wyatte C. Hall, PhD

American Sign Language, Deaf Culture, and Interpreting

TarynTaryn Ely
PhD Student, Visual and Cultural Studies

Research, Photovoice

HannahHannah Farley
Community Health Educator, Community Liaison, Health Project Coordinator, Center for Community Health and Prevention

Primary Prevention, Rural Outreach

HawesKristina Hawes
Community Recruitment Coordinator

Community Outreach

HuaYechu Hua, PhD(c)
PhD Candidate, Health Services Research and Policy

Data Informatics and Visualization

Trainees

AshAsh B. Alpert MD MFA
Fellow, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Transgender disparities, hematology, medical oncology

AranaEvelyn Arana, DrPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences      

Cancer Survivorship, Rural, Older Adult Health Disparities

GilmoreNikesha Gilmore, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Cancer Control

Prostate Cancer, Fatigue

 

AbdiAbdi T. Gudina, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Cancer Control

Health Disparities, Lung Cancer Screening

PamelaPamela Bailie
Senior Program Coordinator, Community Outreach & Engagement

External Project Management

 

ClaudiaClaudia Burcke
Program Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement

Internal Project Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KathrynKathryn (Kate) Mariner, LMSW, PhD
Wilmot Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies

Anthropology, Race, Kinship

SarahSarah Merritt
Regional Program Manager, “Promote Health. Prevent Cancer.” Program, Center for Community Health and Prevention

Primary Prevention, Rural Outreach

RezaReza Yousefi Nooraie, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences             

Social Network Analysis, Dissemination and Implementation Science

ArturoArturo Ponce
Bilingual Community Liaison

Tobacco Cessation, Latino Health Disparities

DoraDora Ponce
Bilingual Community Liaison, Promotora de Salud

Tobacco Cessation, Latino Health Disparities

MicheleMichele Tufano
Cancer Services Program Director, Community Health Educator, Center for Community Health and Prevention

Cancer Screenings, Uninsured and Underinsured Community

JuliaJulia Tulke
PhD Candidate, Visual and Cultural Studies

Research, Cancer Photovoice

 

 


 

 

 

 

HsuShawn Hsu, MD
SHORE Research Fellow, Department of Surgery

Health disparities, surgical outcomes, oncology, global surgery

HallWyatte C. Hall, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Neurology

Health Disparities, Language Deprivation, Deaf Communities

RamosJosé G. Pérez Ramos, MPH, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences,

Environmental Health, Global Health