Associate Director for Population Sciences, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James)
Areas of Expertise:
- Cancer prevention
- Early detection
- Behavioral intervention for minority & underservedpopulations
- Lymphedema research
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Electra Paskett is Associate Director for Population Sciences at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute. She is the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Department of Internal Medicine at Ohio State, where she leads the Cancer Control Program at OSUCCC–James. Paskett has authored dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, is Deputy Editor of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and is on the editorial board of the journal Cancer and the journal Cancer Prevention Research. She has given more than 175 national and international presentations about her work, and often speaks about her experience being a breast cancer survivor. Paskett is a member of numerous groups and organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Education, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others. She is the past President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. In 2011 she helped establish the Electra Paskett Annual Scholarship award that allows a junior trainee to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Paskett received her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Washington.