Perla Chebli, a former researcher at the UI Cancer Center, will defend her PhD thesis, “Integrating Multiple Sources of Data to Inform Cancer Interventions: a Case Study with Arab Americans,” via Zoom on Wednesday, July 1, beginning at 9 a.m..
While a graduate research assistant at the UI Cancer Center, Chebli developed an infrastructure for cancer research with Arabs/Arab Americans in Chicago, which included establishing new and strengthening existing partnerships with community- and faith-based organizations. She also conducted qualitative research with Arab cancer survivors to explore their experiences through the cancer control continuum. Chebli also served as a graduate research assistant in UIC’s School of Public Health where, among other duties, she led a team of three undergraduate and high school students in the analysis of focus groups and interviews on the financial burden of Latina breast cancer patients. The work was conducted in the laboratory of Yamile Molina, PhD, assistant professor of community health sciences and a member of the UI Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
Zoom meeting ID number: 973 189 3828
Telephone number: 312-626-6799