Task Group Goals and Initiatives

The Evidence-Based Promising Practices Task Group is charged to support and promote an evidence-based, outcome-driven patient navigation model.

Task Group Chairs

Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd

University of Arizona

Dr. Calhoun, PhD MEd, is currently the Associate Director of Population Sciences at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. In addition, she is the Executive Director for the Center for Population Science and Discovery. She was the Director of the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Disparities funded by NIMHD and the Co-Director for the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities funded by NCI at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Electra D. Paskett, PhD

Ohio State University

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.  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. 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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