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A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia
March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
About the Speaker
Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., became the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University in 2002. She is the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and the Associate Director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach and Co-Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University (OSU). She is also 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. She has numerous awards the: American Society of Preventive Oncology Distinguished Achievement Award, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Jimmie Holland Award, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture Award on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities and AACR Team Science Award for her long-standing role in the Women’s Health Initiative. In 2016, she was appointed by President Obama as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board, and in 2020 she was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine as a member of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.