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Project Investigator Biography

Electra Paskett, Ph.D., M.P.H. Electra Paskett, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Ohio State University Research Foundation Comprehensive Cancer Center
320 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: (614) 293-3917
fax: (614) 293-5611
email: Electra.paskett@osumc.edu

Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., became the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research in the Division of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Associate Director for Population Sciences and Co-Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University in January 2002.  She is also Director of the Diversity Enhancement Program at the James Cancer Hospital, and Chair of the Cancer Control and Health Outcomes Committee of Cancer and Leukemia Group B.  She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington.  Her current work focuses on intervention research directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues specifically among 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 is the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program.  She also received funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the OSU Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Prevention through Nutrition Program.  Dr. Paskett was elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004.  In 2006 she was elected as President-elect of the American Society of Preventive Oncology.

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Updated: 10/02/09