Dr. Peggy Hannon, associate professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was appointed to an advisory committee on early detection and control of breast and cervical cancer. The committee provides advice and guidance to leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
[Photo: Dr. Peggy Hannon]
Dr. Hannon, also director of the School’s Health Promotion Research Center, one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the CDC, was tapped to help reduce the rate of mortality from breast and cervical cancer in the United States by 2020. Her research focuses on dissemination and implementation research, with an emphasis on cancer screening and workplace health promotion. In partnership with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Dr. Hannon develops and tests interventions, then disseminates evidence-based practices in workplaces and other settings.
As part of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee, Dr. Hannon will make recommendations regarding national program goals and objectives, implementation strategies, program priorities, information dissemination, professional collaborations, and policy.
To learn more about the advisory committee, visit www.cdc.gov/maso/facm/facmbccedcac.html.