Speaker

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Navkiran (Kiran) Shokar, MA, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Dr. Shokar is Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and serves as Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Director of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Center of Excellence for Cancer at TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso. Her research interests include interventions in cancer prevention and control, medical decision making, health services research, and cancer health disparities. She has been funded by the NIH to address disparities in colorectal cancer screening and is funded by a prevention grant from CPRIT to develop and implement a culturally tailored and theory-based colorectal cancer screening program in El Paso County, that consists of community based education, clinical service delivery for screening and diagnosis, and navigation. She also serves on national and international committees related to primary care research and cancer prevention, and is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine.