Outcomes of the 2022 CCIS Meeting

The Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) annual meeting was held virtually from October 12-13, 2022.

The fourth CCIS meeting focused on the evolution of efforts to enhance equity; mentoring, training, and diversifying the workforce; and multisectoral approach and collaboration. The event featured a variety of presentations and discussion sessions, as well as action group breakouts to encourage engagement and discussion.

Read a summary of the CCIS meeting (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Welcome, Overview of CCIS 2022


  • Katrina Goddard, Ph.D., Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., DPhil, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Cynthia Vinson, Ph.D., M.P.A., Senior Advisor, Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Day 1 Panel: Evolution of Efforts to Enhance Equity

This panel discussion considered cross cutting efforts to advance, amplify and enhance equity from the implementation science community.


  • Juliet Iwelunmor-Ezepue, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Behavioral Science and Health Education, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
  • Elsie Taveras, M.D., M.P.H., Conrad Taff Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School
  • Reginald Tucker-Seeley, M.A., ScM, ScD, Vice President of Health Equity, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

Day 1 Panel: Mentoring, Training, and Diversifying the Workforce

This panel discussion highlighted diversity programs and evaluation tools that have successfully promoted an engagement mindset and helped build networks in the workforce.


  • Juliet Olakunle (Kunle) Alonge, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Cheryl Boyce, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Re-engineering the Research Enterprise, OSC -The Common Fund, National Institutes of Health
  • Ross Brownson, Ph.D., Steven H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor, Washington University in St Louis

Day 2 Panel: Multisectoral Approaches and Collaboration

This panel discussion spotlighted ways implementation science and community partners have collaborated to advance goals in both a healthcare and non-healthcare setting.


  • Asya Agulnik, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Member, Critical Care Medicine and Global Pediatric Medicine, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Robin Dubin, Co-founder & Executive Director, AliveAndKickn
  • Stacey Denaux, Chief Executive Officer, One80 Place

Town Hall

In this interactive session action group leaders discussed the public goods generated from their session and provided an opportunity for attendees to prioritize actions to advance the implementation science agenda in cancer control.

Steering Committee

Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Kathy Briant, MPH
Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium

David Chambers, DPhil
National Cancer Institute

Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS
Institute for Health Research and Policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Karen Emmons, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Maria Fernandez, PhD
UT Health Science Center, Houston

Salene Jones, PhD
Fred Hutch/University of Washington

Alanna Rahm, PhD, MS, LGC

Serena Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Health

Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Jennifer DeVoe, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPA
National Cancer Institute

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Last Updated
January 26, 2023