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CPC Grand Rounds - Improving Cancer Risk Communications in the Underserved

CPC Grand Rounds - Improving Cancer Risk Communications in the Underserved

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds,  presents Dr. Diana Hoover from Health Disparities Research on Friday, April 27, 2018. 

Date: 4/27/18, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 4/27/18, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Cancer Prevention Building, Floor 8 Rooms 3&4
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1 CME & 1 CHES/MCHES Credit
Speaker: Diana Hoover
Speaker Bio: Diana Stewart Hoover, Ph.D., is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Disparities Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hoover joined the Department of Health Disparities Research as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011, after obtaining her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University and completing her Clinical Internship in Behavioral Medicine at Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Hoover's research focuses on cancer prevention and health promotion, particularly tobacco cessation in underserved populations, such as those with low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority, and low health literacy. She is also interested in understanding optimal ways of communicating about health risks within these populations. Key themes of her current work include: 1) SES and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco use and cessation; 2) health literacy, tobacco use, and underlying mechanisms; 3) the development, evaluation, and implementation of smoking cessation interventions for special populations; and 4) cancer risk communication in underserved populations. Dr. Hoover's work has used innovative and emerging methodologies (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, mixed methods) and approaches for engaging with community organizations (e.g., community based participatory research).
Contact: Jennifer Tijerina - (832) 750-1629 - jmcastillo1@mdanderson.org