Cancer Population Sciences

 

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CPS program meetings will be held the 4th Monday of every month

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

HPNP Building Rm 3203

1225 Center Dr., Gainesville, FL 32601

Contact: Natalie Roman | natalie.roman@ufl.edu

Mission

The mission of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Cancer Populations Sciences (CPS) research program is to reduce cancer-related disparities through research in clinical and community settings that addresses prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

Aims:

  • Enhance patient-centered communication and shared decision-making across race/ethnic,socioeconomic, and geographic categories
  • Improve health care quality and delivery through Implementation Science, Pragmatic Clinical Trials, and Clinical Research Informatics

Program Leader

Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D. is the chairperson for the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, the director of the Institute for Child Health Policy and the co-director of the NIH-funded University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UF-CTSI).

Dr. Shenkman’s research focuses on: 1) determining which combinations of health care delivery, community, and patient factors influence quality and outcomes of care; and 2) developing corresponding evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes. She is the lead co-principal investigator (PI) for the PCORI-funded OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network, which is a statewide alliance of three academic centers and eight health system partners.  In her role as the co-director of the CTSI, Dr. Shenkman leads the Implementation Science Program, which develops strategies to promote the uptake of evidence-based best practices in health care settings.

Additionally, Dr. Shenkman is the PI of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded randomized clinical trial designed to examine effects of the combined use of health navigators and a flexible wellness account on cardiovascular disease risk reduction among individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions. This project leverages large linked electronic health record, health claims, and laboratory data to examine patient outcomes

Members

Aguirre, Jose PhD Research Assistant Professor PHY SCI VETERINARY MED
Anton, Stephen PhD Assistant Professor AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH MEDICINE
Bolch, Wesley E. PhD Associate Dean / Professor ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ENGINEERING
Fillingim, Roger, B. PhD Director / Distinguished Professor COMMUNITY DENTISTRY DENTISTRY
Forsmark, Chris E. MD Chief & Professor GASTROENTEROLOGY MEDICINE
Hughes, Steven J. MD Chief / Associate Professor GENERAL SURGERY – ADMIN MEDICINE
Judge, Andrew PhD Associate Professor PHYSICAL THERAPY PUBL HLTH / HLTH PROFS
Lyon, Debra E. PhD, RN Executive Associate Dean / Professor EXECUTIVE ASO DEAN NURSING
Modave, Francois P. PhD, MS Associate Professor HOP BIOMED INFORMATICS MEDICINE
Nelson, David R. MD Assistant Vice President / Professor GASTROENTERLOGY-LIVER MEDICINE
Nixon, Sara J. PhD Chief / Professor PSYCHIATRY MEDICINE
O’Dell, Walter G. PhD Assistant Professor RADIATION ONCOLOGY MEDICINE
Pereira, Deidre B. PhD Associate Professor CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY PUBL HLTH / HLTH PROFS
Rivkees, Scott A. MD Chair / Eminent Scholar PEDS-ADMINISTRATION MEDICINE
Shenkman, Elizabeth PhD Chair / Professor HOP-GENERAL HEALTH OUTCOMES & POLICY MEDICINE
Staras, Stephanie A.S. PhD Program Director / Assistant Professor HOP-GENERAL HEALTH OUTCOMES & POLICY MEDICINE
Swarts, Steven G. PhD Research Associate Professor RADIATION ONCOLOGY MEDICINE
Tighe, Patrick J. MD, MS Program Director / Assistant Professor ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL MEDICINE
Trevino, Jose G. MD Assistant Professor GENERAL SURGERY – ADMIN MEDICINE
Whitehead, Nicole PhD Assistant Professor CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY PUBL HLTH / HLTH PROFS
Wilkie, Diane J. PhD, RN, FAAN Professor BNS-BIOBEHAVORIAL NUR SCI NURSING
Odedina, Folakemi T. PhD Professor PHARMTHERAPY TRNSL RSCH PHARMACY
Salloum, Ramzi G. PhD, MA, MBA Assistant Professor HOP-GENERAL HEALTH OUTCOMES & POLICY MEDICINE