Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research
The Ohio State University
Professor and Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Department of Medicine, College of Medicine
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
Associate Director, Population Sciences and Community Outreach
Program Leader, Cancer Control Program Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University (OSU)
Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity, The James Cancer Hospital
Electra D. Paskett, PhD, became the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University in 2002. She is a Professor and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Department of Medicine, 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 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 over 300 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.
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, former Deputy Editor of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and current Section Editor of the journal, Cancer. She is Deputy Director of the Cancer Control program and the chair of the Health Disparities Committee of the Alliance for Cooperative Trials in Oncology (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 for her long standing role in the WHI. In 2016, she became a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board.
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