Elektra Paskett, Ph.D.
Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and Director; Professor Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health; Associate Director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Ohio
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 in the 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 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 410 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. 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 Appalachia Ohio and was the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program. She also has received funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2001. She continues to work with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and is one of the multiple PI’s of the WHI Cancer Survivor Cohort. Recently, she received funding for a UG3 that is looking at improving colorectal cancer screening through implementation science and a P01 that is looking to improve cervical cancer prevention services in Appalachia. Dr. Paskett was elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. She is a past-President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology, past Deputy Editor of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Section Editor of the journal, Cancer. She is Director of the Cancer Control program in Alliance. She also has numerous awards such as 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 and the AACR Team Science Award as part of the WHI team. In 2016, she was appointed as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board by President Obama, and in 2019, she was appointed as a member of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health by Governor DeWine.
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This session will provide an overview of the work of the National Cancer Institute’s COVID-19 Survey Consortium and its work. Representatives from several comprehensive cancer centers around the country will discuss their process for collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare, discuss how community engagement informs this work, and how the data will affect community engagement.
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