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University of Florida to host livestream presentation on translating community engagement for research among underrepresented populations

The University of Florida department of epidemiology at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine will host Dr. Deborah Erwin speaking on “Translating Community Outreach and Engagement for Optimizing Research with Underrepresented Populations” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. EDT. The talk is available to view via livestream at https://bit.ly/2AiBVy0.


Dr. Erwin is the director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a co-founder of the Witness Project, a breast cancer education and screening intervention for African American women. It has been replicated nationally at more than 30 program sites in 22 states. Since 2001, Dr. Erwin’s ethnographic research has expanded to include the growing Latino/Hispanic population in the U.S. She has investigated and published on the efficacy of the culturally tailored intervention, Esperanza y Vida (Hope and Life) to increase breast and cervical cancer screening in Latinas/Hispanics in Arkansas and New York. She is currently funded to investigate the efficacy of a community-based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening with African American men and women in Buffalo and New York, NY.


To view Dr. Erwin’s presentation, tune in on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. EDT to https://bit.ly/2AiBVy0. For archived lectures and a list of upcoming department lectures, visit https://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/seminar-series/.