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The Cancer Prevention and Control Program

SC Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. Its members conduct community and partner-engaged cancer research across its eight network centers, crossing academic affiliations and geographic boundaries. We at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program host one of these eight centers, the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SC-CPCRN). The SC-CPCRN also participated during the previous cycle of the CPCRN (2009-2014). 

PI: Dr. Daniela B. Friedman, Co-PI: Dr. James R. Hébert.

Translating Research to Reality

Our goal at the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SC-CPCRN) is to reduce cancer-related health disparities among disenfranchised and medically underserved populations by advancing dissemination and implementation (D&I) science, increasing the cancer prevention and control evidence base across South Carolina, and translating effective multi-level, community-clinical interventions into practice both in South Carolina and nationally.

We are committed to: (1) disseminating, implementing, and evaluating efficacious, multi-level, and multi-site public health interventions to address cancer-related health disparities; (2) engaging local, regional, and national community partners and stakeholders in research, training, and technical assistance to increase the cancer prevention and control evidence base and translate effective interventions into practice, and; (3) increasing participation in cancer prevention and control behaviors, such as cancer screening, physical activity, and access to and consumption of healthful foods among high-risk and disparate populations. 

Team Members

Daniela B. Friedman, MSc, PhD
SC-CPCRN II Principal Investigator
Professor and Chair, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Co-Director,  Office for the Study of Aging                                                        Core Faculty, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Affiliate Faculty, USC Prevention Research Center and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Dr. Friedman is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior and core faculty in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. She is also an affiliate of the Prevention Research Center and Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Friedman’s graduate degrees are in health studies and gerontology with specialty training in health and cancer communication. She serves as director of USC’s interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication and co-director of the Office for the Study of Aging. Friedman’s community- and stakeholder-engaged research is focused on health and cancer communication with diverse older adults. Specifically, she evaluates how communities access, understand, and use disease risk and prevention information, and examines the use of innovative strategies to promote the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based, language appropriate, and culturally relevant messages and programs. Currently she serves as Principal Investigator of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II and served as co-lead of the national CPCRN FQHC workgroup. Dr. Friedman is also a PI on the CDC-funded South Carolina Healthy Brain Initiative Network Collaborating Center and PI of an NIEHS grant focused on how to communicate about the environmental risks of breast cancer.


James R. Hébert, MSPH, ScD
SC-CPCRN II Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Dr. Hébert received his masters’ degree in Environmental Health and Epidemiology from the University of Washington and his doctorate in Nutritional Epidemiology from Harvard University. Since coming to the University of South Carolina in 1999, he has received 43 federally funded grants focusing on diet and other risk factors and cancers of various anatomic sites.  These include breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, and those of the upper aerodigestive tract. In September 2003, Dr. Hébert became the Founding Director of the South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Besides being Co-Principal Investigator of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II he was Principal Investigator of the NCI-funded South Carolina Cancer Disparities Community Network from 2005 to 2017. Of relevance to networking, as of early June 2018 Dr. Hébert has published over 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals with 1134 different individuals from 309 different institutions (not just different departments within an institution). Relevant to the networking and interdisciplinary research goals of the SC-CPCRN, these efforts have usually involved one or more other individuals from USC, represent work that crosses numerous disciplinary boundaries, and involves the institutions in intellectual and technology transfers to great mutual benefit. Many current and former protégés are part of these collaborations. To illustrate, in the past 10 years, Dr. Hébert has published 355 papers (listed in the National Library of Medicine database as of 6 June 2018) including the names of individuals who are trainees or former trainees 817 times (in many instances these individuals are listed as the first author of the paper).


Swann Arp Adams, PhD
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator
Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Co-Director, Cancer Survivorship Center
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Nursing

Dr. Adams has been conducting research in South Carolina for over 20 years. Her research has predominately focused on understanding the determinants of cancer health disparities experienced by African Americans and ways to intervene to improve these inequalities. Dr. Adams has received grant funding from multiple sources including the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the South Carolina Cancer Alliance, and the South Carolina Cancer Center among others. She has also received awards for her work from the Arnold School of Public Health, the Vice President for Research of USC, and the College of Nursing.


Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator
Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Core Faculty, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Faculty Affiliate, Faculty Affiliate, TechHealth-Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Women's and Gender Studies Program

Dr. Brandt’s research program in cancer prevention and control is focused on examining, describing, and intervening upon cancer-related health disparities through innovative approaches in partnership with the “community” (defined broadly and diversely). This research emphasizes dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches, knowledge-based practice, and co-creating knowledge with stakeholders to address disparities through informed action on multiple levels. Most of her work has been done with churches, non-profit organizations, and health care clinics in rural areas of South Carolina to increase cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination, and colorectal cancer screening. She previously co-led the community-clinical linkages to support HPV vaccination signature project and is currently a member of the rural health workgroup. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2017 J. Marion Sims Award for contributions to public health (South Carolina Public Health Association), 2016 Norman J. Arnold Alumni Medal (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina), 2015 James A. Keith Excellence in Teaching Award (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina), and 2016 Judith R. Miller Award and 2013 Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is a member of the American Journal of Public Health Editorial Board, Co-Leader of the 80% by 2018 Evaluation Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, and a member of the National HPV Vaccination Round Table in addition to other professional and scientific memberships.


Jan Marie Eberth, MSPH, PhD, FACE                                                        Deputy Director, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center    Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics                          Deputy Director, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center

Jan Eberth, MSPH, PhD, FACE is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina and Deputy Director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center.  Dr. Eberth received her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research from MD Anderson Cancer Center. The focus of her research over the past decade has been on cancer health disparities, particularly understanding the socioeconomic and structural barriers that impede adequate access and utilization to cancer screening and treatment. Dr. Eberth is a leader within the cancer prevention and control community in South Carolina and nationwide, serving as an invited member of the newly formed National Lung Cancer Roundtable, Chair of the Lung Cancer workgroup of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance, Co-Chair of the CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup, and a consultant for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) Breast Cancer Disparities Learning Community. She is also an active member of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a grassroots volunteer organization that advocates for the advancement of cancer research and policy. Dr. Eberth is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and has been active in the college since 2007. She served on the ACE Board of Directors as its Associate Member representative from 2008-2010, Vice-Chair of the Communications Committee from 2010-2013, and as Chair of the Communications Committee from 2014-2016. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor of the Annals of Epidemiology, the official journal publication of ACE.

Venice Haynes, MSPH

Venice Haynes is a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health in the department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior. She received her Master of Science in Public Health in 2009 from Meharry Medical College and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Tennessee State University in 2003. She has worked on a variety of CDC and NIH funded projects providing technical assistance to community-based organizations in Georgia, North and South Carolina in the areas of evidence-based breast and cervical cancer programming and interventions for African American women. Other projects included research studies to understand HPV vaccine acceptability in African American and Latino boys and girls across Georgia.  Additionally, she has worked in collaboration with a community-based organization on the adaptation of a cervical cancer intervention program for African Americans in a faith-based setting. Her current dissertation research looks at the sociocultural impact on cervical cancer prevention and control behaviors on women in Peru with plans to expand this work into other low and middle-income countries. Other research interests include cancer prevention and control with a focus on social determinants of health and health disparities, global women’s health, and health communication.


Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator
Dunn-Shealy Professor, College of Nursing
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuropsychiatry School of Medicine University of South Carolina

Dr. Heiney is the Founding Director of the Cancer Survivorship Center for the College of Nursing at USC and the PI of a funded award to explore cancer treatment adherence in African Americans. She has 30 years of experience as a clinician and researcher and has focused on behavioral interventions for cancer patients. Dr. Heiney’s research has included a broad range across the cancer treatment continuum from breast and prostate cancer to interventions for families of pediatric oncology patients. She has applied community based participatory research approaches in many of her projects. Dr. Heiney has also worked extensively with community partners, especially the American College of Surgeons accredited community cancer centers in South Carolina. She has expertise in the recruitment of minorities to behavioral studies which included a recently completed R-01 psychosocial intervention among African American women titled, “STORY- Sisters Tell Others and Revive Yourself.” Dr. Heiney has been involved in studies using therapeutic group approaches, physical activity, diet, and story-telling. Her successful and productive research regarding behavioral interventions also includes the exploration of inflammatory markers, demonstrating her abilities to contribute greatly to the efforts of the national CPCRN, SC-CPCRN, and project partners.


Thomas G. Hurley, MS
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator
Research Associate, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Mr. Hurley is a Senior Biostatistician in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) as well as Director of both the Data Management and Analysis Unit (DMAU) and the Dietary Assessment Research Unit (DARU). His interest is in diet assessment methodology, the role of diet and physical activity in health, and the effectiveness of cancer screening programs to reduce disease.


Cathy L. Melvin, PhD, MPH 
SC-CPCRN II Consultant and Partner
Professor, Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina 
Associate Director, Community Engagement Core, SCTR, Clinical & Translational Science Award
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Melvin’s career focuses on research synthesis, the translation of research into practice, the development and testing of evidence-based programs, and investigating approaches to promoting program growth and reach. Her local, state, national and international experiences in a variety of topical areas focus directly and indirectly on using evidence-based approaches to improve health care practice and/or change individual and/or group behavior. Dr. Melvin has served as Principal Investigator of the CPCRN site at UNC, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC) and as Co-Investigator of the CPCRN Coordinating Center also located at UNC from 2004 to 2012. She joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2012 and serves as the Team Lead for Dissemination Research at the Hollings Cancer Center and as Associate Director for Community Engagement for SCTR, MUSC’s CTSA. Dr. Melvin’s active projects address topics including physical activity to reduce joint pain during aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer patients; brief, novel smoking cessation in primary care; enhancing quality and access to lifestyle counseling and health behavior change in primary care settings; evaluating the effects of strategies for disseminating and implementing risk education protocols among community-based organizations and residents; and other community engaged research.


Sam Noblet, MPH
SC-CPCRN II Project Coordinator
Cancer Prevention & Control Program

Sam Noblet is a recent MPH graduate of the Physical Activity and Public Health program in the Department of Exercise Science at the Arnold School of Public Health and is the Project Coordinator for the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. He currently serves on the advisory council for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina. During his Masters practicum, Sam worked alongside South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Core for Applied Research and Evaluation process evaluation team for the SC FitnessGram implementation. His primary interests include the various health benefits of physical activity, particularly in relation to chronic disease prevention.


John R. Ureda, DrPH
SC-CPCRN II Community Consultant
Insights Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Ureda grew up in California where he received his bachelor degree in biology from the University of California at Riverside and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He came to South Carolina to Chair the Department of Health Promotion and Education in the USC School of Public Health in 1983 after teaching at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University for five years. He and his wife Sue have lived in Columbia since, where they raised their two boys, Cale and Kent. Dr. Ureda is a strong advocate of health for all. He played a key role in starting the Best Chance Network for Woman’s Cancer Screening, the Woman’s Cancer Coalition, the Project Assist Stop Smoking Program, the South Carolina Cancer Research Network, the South Carolina Cancer Alliance and the South Carolina Cancer Disparities Community Network. He also serves on the Cancer Control Advisory Council to the Commissioner of SC DHEC. He currently runs his own consulting business, Insights Consulting, and is a National Cancer Institute funded researcher who works to develop partnerships between Universities and communities to promote health and prevent disease, particularly with regard to the elimination of health disparities. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the USC Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior and a frequent subcontractor on community-based participatory research grants.


Abraham H. Wandersman, PhD
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator
Professor, Psychology

Dr. Wandersman is a Professor of Psychology and expert in implementation science and program evaluation. He performs research and program evaluation on citizen participation in community organizations and coalitions. Dr. Wandersman has extensive experience in program evaluation spanning small institutional grants as well as state wide programs funded by NIH, NSF and CDC among others. He is a co‐editor of three books on empowerment evaluation, and a coauthor of several Getting To Outcomes books (how‐to manuals for planning, implementation, and evaluation to achieve results‐based accountability). Along with colleagues, he developed a synthesis of 25 implementation science frameworks called the Quality Implementation Framework that is being applied in research and practice. Dr. Wandersman collaborated with the CDC to develop the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation which was the subject of two special issues of a peer‐reviewed journal. He also developed translational products used by thousands of practitioners and has written peer-reviewed articles on synthesis and translation. Dr. Wandersman has been awarded publication and career awards from the American Evaluation Association.


Brooks Yelton, MA                                                                                  Graduate Assistant                                                                                    Cancer Prevention & Control Program | Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Brooks Yelton is a Graduate Assistant for the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SC CPCRN), and the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. She is currently a student in the Master of Social Work Program, and is specializing in the area of Health and Mental Health. Her primary research interests focus on health disparities, especially regarding psychosocial barriers to health screening and treatment, and psychosocial support in healthcare.  Previously, Brooks served as a Research Consultant for the SC-CPCRN.


Vicki Young, PhD
SC-CPCRN II Co-Investigator and Partner
Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association

Dr. Young, PhD, is the Chief Operating Officer of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA). She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SCPHCA. As the Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Young is involved with short-term and long-term strategic planning for the SCPHCA. Additional duties include the implementation of monitoring systems to ensure the association’s goals and operating standards are met. Dr. Young has experience with health care research focusing on access to care and health disparities. She has also worked at the community level with the implementation of health education programs and on the academic level as an instructor and assistant dean with the University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy. Dr. Young is committed to the improvement of the health status for all by addressing the multiple factors that impact health with emphasis on access to and the provision of quality health care as well as patient level health education and self-management. During the previous CPCRN cycle, the SC-CPCRN in partnership with the SCPHCA, provided a series of trainings to South Carolina federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The training series was based on findings from the Practice Enhancement Opportunity Assessment (PEOA). The training sessions provided education, skills, and technical assistance in the research process to SC FQHCs in an effort to encourage the use of quality improvement data in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based practice, programs, and services. The sessions were recorded and posted on the SCPHCA website for broader access.  

Projects and Initiatives

The SC-CPCRN is co-leading the following signature projects for the national network:

CDC Cancer Screening Programs

This project is working to extend research to organizations that partner with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Colorectal Cancer Control Program to promote and deliver cancer screening services locally, with an eye toward developing and pilot-testing interventions to increase and support partner organizations’ evidence-based intervention use in their local communities.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

The Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Signature Project collaborates with community health centers and state and national associations representing FQHCs to strengthen and evaluate existing colorectal cancer screening initiatives at the patient, clinic, and community level in order to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among the populations served by FQHCs and primary care associations.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

The HPV Signature Project is working to contribute to the science and evidence-base supporting innovative community-clinical linkages to increase HPV vaccination initiation and completion among adolescents and young adults.

Community Mini-Grants Program Announcement


The CDC and NCI-funded South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SC-CPCRN) is pleased to announce the Request for Applications for the 2016-2017 Community Health Intervention Program (CHIP) Mini Grants. This year's program will be focused on evidence-based strategies to help improve colorectal cancer screening and HPV vaccination rates. Applications must be submitted by February 12, 2016. All applicants must first attend an information session and submit a Letter of Intent. For more details, how to register, and any additional questions or inquiries please contact Ms. Jessica Seel, CHIP Mini Grants Program Coordinator, at (803) 622-6370 or


Publications (previous grant cycle - 2009-2014)

Xirasagar, S., Hurley, T.G., Burch, J.B., Mansaray, A., & Hébert, J.R. (2011, Nov. 15). Colonoscopy screening rates among patients of colonoscopy-trained African-American primary care physicians. Cancer, 117(22), 5151-5160. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26142. PMID: 21523762. PMCID: PMC3145827.

Freedman, D.A., Whiteside, Y.O., Brandt, H.M., Young, V., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, February). Assessing readiness for establishing a farmers' market at a community health center. Journal of Community Health, 37(1), 80-88. doi: 10.1007/s10900-011-9419-x. PMCID: PMC3208118.

Friedman, D.B., Young, V.M., Freedman, D.A., Arp Adams, S., Brandt, H.M., Xirasagar, S., Felder, T.M., Ureda, J.R., Hurley, T., Khang, L., Campbell, D., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, March). Reducing cancer disparities through innovative partnerships: A collaboration of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(1), 59-61. doi: 10.1007/s13187-011-0272-5. PMID: 21932143. PMCID: PMC3272325.

Freedman, D.A., Choi, S.K., Hurley, T., Anadu, E., & Hébert, J.R. (2013, May). A farmers' market at a federally qualified health center improves fruit and vegetable intake among low-income diabetics. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 288-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.01.018. PMID: 23384473. PMCID: PMC3633661.

Freedman, D.A., & Alia, K.A. (2013). Building farmacies: A guide for implementing a farmers' market at a community health center. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. 

McCracken, J.L., Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., Arp Adams, S., Xirasagar, S., Ureda, J.R., Mayo, R.M., Comer, K., Evans, M., Fedrick, D., Talley, J., Broderick, M., & Hebert, J.R. (2013, September). Findings from the Community Health Intervention Program in South Carolina: Implications for reducing cancer-related health disparities. Journal of Cancer Education, 28(3), 412-419. doi: 10.1007/s13187-013-0479-8. PMID: 23645547. PMCID: PMC3755099. 

Koskan, A., Friedman, D.B., Messias, D.K.H., Brandt, H.M., & Walsemann, K. (2013, Sept-Oct). Sustainability of Promotora initiatives: Program planners’ perspectives. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 19(5), E1-9. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318280012a. PMID: 23295409.

Freedman, D.A., Blake, C., & Liese, A. (2013, December). Developing a multicomponent model of nutritious food access and related implications for community and policy practice. Journal of Community Practice, 21(4), 379-409. doi: 10.1080/10705422.2013.842197. PMID: 24563605. PMCID: PMC3930921.

Friedman, D.B., Freedman, D.A., Choi, S.K., Anadu, E., Brandt, H.M., Carvalho, N., Hurley, T.G., Young, V.M., & Hebert, J.R. (2014, March). Provider communication and role modeling related to patients' perceptions and use of a federally qualified health center-based farmers' market. Health Promotion Practice, 15(2), 288-297. doi: 10.1177/1524839913500050. PMID: 23986503. PMCID: PMC3871943.

Ory, M.G., Anderson, L.A., Friedman, D.B., Pulczinski, J.C., Eugene, N., & Satariano, W.A. (2014, March). Cancer prevention among adults aged 45-64 Years: Setting the stage. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(3S1), S1-S6. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.10.027. PMID: 24512925.

Freedman, D.A., Mattison-Faye, A., Alia, K., Guest, M.A., & Hébert, J.R. (2014, May). Comparing farmers’ market revenue trends before and after the implementation of a monetary incentive for recipients of food assistance. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11:130347. doi:

Alia, K.A., Freedman, D.A., Brandt, H.M. & Browne, T. (2014, June). Identifying emergent social networks at a federally qualified health center-based farmers' market. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(3-4), 335-345. doi: 10.1007/s10464-013-9616-0. PMID: 24352510.

Xirasagar, S., Li, Y.J., Burch, J.B., Daguise, V., Hurley, T.G.,& Hebert, J.R. (2014, June 23). Reducing colorectal cancer incidence and disparities: Performance and outcomes of a screening colonoscopy program in South Carolina. Advances in Public Health. doi:  

Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., Freedman, D.A., Arp Adams, S., Young, V.M., Ureda, J.R., McCracken, J.L., & Hebert, J.R. (2014, July 24). Innovative and community-driven communication practices of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11. 

Friedman, D.B., Tanner, A., Kim, S-H., Bergeron, C.D., & Foster, C.B. (2014, Oct). Improving our messages about research participation: A community-engaged approach to increasing clinical trial literacy. Clinical Investigation, 4(10), 869-872. doi:10.4155/cli.14.87.

Fernandez, M.E., Melvin, C., Leeman, J., Ribisl, K.M., Allen, J.D., Kegler, M.C., Bastani, R., Ory, M.G., Risendal, B.C., Hannon, P.A., Kreuter, M.W., & Hebert JR. (2014, Nov). The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network: An interactive systems approach to advancing cancer control implementation research and practice. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 23(11), 2512-21. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0097. PMID: 25155759.

Jankowski, C.M., Ory, M.G., Friedman, D.B., Dwyer, A., Birken, S.A., & Risendal, B. (2014, Dec). Searching for maintenance in exercise interventions for cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 8(4), 697-706. doi: 10.1007/s11764-014-0386-y. PMID: 25103605.

Freedman, D.A., Peña-Purcell, N., Friedman, D.B., Ory, M., Flocke, S., Barni, M.T., & Hébert, J.R. (2014, Dec). Extending cancer prevention to improve fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Cancer Education, 29(4), 790-795. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0656-4. PMID: 24748060. PMCID: PMC4203701.

Tu, S-P., Young, V., Coombs, L., Williams, R., Kegler, M., Kimura, A., Risendal, B., Friedman, D.B., Glenn, B.A., Pfeiffer, D.J., & Fernandez, M.E. (2014, Dec 18 Epub). Practice Adaptive Reserve and colorectal cancer screening best practices at community health center clinics in 7 states. Cancer. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29176. PMID: 25524651.

Adams, S.A., Choi, S.K., Khang, L., Campbell, D.A., Friedman, D.B., Eberth, J.M., Glasgow, R.E., Tucker-Seeley, R., Xirasagar, S., Yip, M.P., Young, V.M., & Hébert, J.R. (2015, August). Decreased cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios with increased accessibility of federally qualified health centers. Journal of Community Health, 40(4), 633-41. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9978-8. PMID: 25634545.

Kegler, M.C., Carvalho, M.L., Ory, M., Kellstedt, D., Friedman, D.B., McCracken, J.L., Dawson, G., & Fernandez, M. (2015, Sept-Oct). Use of mini-grant to disseminate evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention and control. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 21(5):487-95. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000228. PMID: 25734652.

Guest, M.A., Freedman, D., Alia, K.A., Brandt, H.M., & Friedman, D.B. (2015, August 22 Epub). Dissemination of an electronic manual to build capacity for implementing farmers' markets with community health centers. Clinical and Translational Science. doi: 10.1111/cts.12318. PMID: 26296392.

Alia, K.A., Freedman, D.A., Brandt, H.M., Gibson-Haigler, P., & Friedman, D.B. (In press). A participatory model for evaluating a multilevel farmers’ market intervention. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.

Publications (current grant cycle - 2014-2019)

Friedman, D.B., Wilcox, S., & Hebert, J.R. (2015, Apr 18 Epub). Proposing an interdisciplinary, communication focused agenda for cancer and aging researchers. Journal of Cancer Education. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0822-3. PMID: 25893924.

Adams, S.A., Choi, S.K., Eberth, J.M., Friedman, D.B., Yip, M.P., Tucker-Seeley, R.D., Wigfall, L.T., & Hébert, J.R. (2015, July 24 Epub). Is availability of mammography services at federally qualified health centers associated with breast cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios? An ecological analysis. Journal of Women's Health. doi:10.1089/jwh.2014.5114. PMID: 26208105.  

Brandt, H.M., Young, V.M., Campbell, D.A., Choi, S.K., Seel, J.S., & Friedman, D.B. (2015, August). Federally qualified health centers' capacity and readiness for research collaborations: Implications for clinical-academic-community partnerships. Clinical and Translational Science, 8(4), 391-393. doi: 10.1111/cts.12272. PMID: 25962873.

Choi, S.K., Adams, S.A., Eberth, J.M., Brandt, H.M., Friedman, D.B., Tucker-Seeley, R.D., Yip, M.P., & Hébert, J.R. (2015, Oct 8 Epub). Medicaid coverage expansion and implications for cancer disparities. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302876. PMID: 26447909.


Presentations (current grant cycle - 2014-2019)

Melvin, C. Dissemination and Implementation Opportunities. Presentation at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 13, 2014.

Wandersman, A. & Osher, D. Investing in What Works: Scaling Up Evidence Based Interventions with Practical Implementation Science. Presentation at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, November 13, 2014.

Vanderpool, R. & Friedman, D.B. Multi-Level, Community-Clinical Intervention in Partnership with FQHCs. Presentation at the CPCRN Kickoff Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2014.

Wandersman, A.H. Use of Theory in Implementation Research: Using the Interactive Systems Framework as a Lens for Readiness in Cancer Control. National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Topics in Implementation Science Research Webinar Series, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, April 30, 2015.