DCI Seminar Series: Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia (10.26.22)

Electra Paskett, The Ohio State University

The October 2022 Duke Cancer Institute Seminar Series, to be held on Wednesday, October 26, via Zoom, will feature cancer epidemiologist Electra D. Paskett, PhD, co-director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, and associate director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach, Comprehensive Cancer Center of The Ohio State University. She will present “A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia.”

Paskett also serves as the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and as a professor in the Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, as well as associate director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach. She is the founding director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital.

Paskett successfully competed for an NCI-funded P50, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities grant to examine why rates of cervical cancer are high in Appalachia Ohio and she's the multiple principal investigator (MPI) of a large cervical cancer prevention program project in Appalachian regions of four states.

Her nearly 400 peer-reviewed publications showcase 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 underserved populations such as social and ethnic minority groups and rural/underserved populations.

Paskett has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Preventive Oncology Distinguished Achievement Award, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Jimmie Holland Award, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture Award on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, the ASCO-ACS Cancer Prevention Award, 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 National Cancer Advisory Board, and in 2022 she was re-appointed by Governor Mike DeWine as a member of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Paskett earned her doctorate degree in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.

Her lecture begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. The October 2022 DCI Seminar Series is presented by the DCI Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program and is held in conjunction with Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds.

For more information and to access the Zoom link for this talk, email Joan Lofton, MBA, AGM