Electra Paskett


Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., became the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University in 2002. She is the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and the Associate Director for Population Sciences and Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University (OSU).  She is also Director of the Center for Cancer health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital, and immediate past-Chair of the Cancer Control and Health Outcomes Committee of Cancer and Leukemia Group B.  She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington.  Dr. Paskett’s 260 peer-reviewed publications showcase her work in intervention research directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues specifically among underserved populations.  Dr. Paskett successfully competed for an NCI-funded P50, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, to examine why rates of cervical cancer are high in Appalachia Ohio and is the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program.  She also received funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the OSU Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Prevention through Nutrition Program.  She continues to work with the Women’s Health Initiative and is one of the multiple PI’s of the Women’s Health Initiative Cancer Survivor Cohort. Dr. Paskett was elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. She is a past-President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Deputy Editor of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Section Editor of the journal, CANCER.