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Ana Navarro

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-8946
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    Dr. Ana Navarro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine And Public Health at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and has an adjunct appointment in the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health. In this capacity, she has mentored minority SDSU undergraduates conducting cancer research projects that emphasize minorities.

    Dr. Navarro serves on numerous state and national initiatives to address cancer disparities, including the California Dialogue on Cancer (Research and Surveillance Committee and Health Disparities committee) and the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC). She has also served as UCSD PI of the Cooperative Planning of the SDSU-UCSD Cancer Center Partnership since its inception and is UCSD PI of the Comprehensive SDSU-UCSD Cancer Center Partnership.

    Dr. Navarro’s research emphasizes cancer disparities. She has built innovative community-based health interventions targeting the Latino population in San Diego who represent both a low socio-economic level and a low level of acculturation. Her research relies on lay health community advisors to enhance health and improve access to health care. Dr. Navarro has also conducted evaluations of lay health community models. Her current research and community projects are in the area of cancer prevention and control, in particular early detection, tobacco-free communities, and nutrition cancer control.

    Dr. Navarro has received many awards for her contributions to the Latino community as a scientist and as a community volunteer. The San Diego chapter of the National Latina Organization MANA chose Dr. Navarro as one of four Latinas honored in the 1997 Brindis working in Science and Technology. Dr. Navarro was recognized by MANA de San Diego honored Latinas in Health Careers in 2002, with the Estrella de la Esperanza award by the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in 2005, and as MANA de San Diego Member of the Year in 2006. She also received the 2008 Harold P. Freeman Outreach award from the California Division of the American Cancer Society.


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    1/2 SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership
    NIH/NCI U54CA132379Dec 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Cooperative Planning of the SDSU/UCSD Cancer Partnership
    NIH/NCI U56CA092081Aug 1, 2002 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    POR LA VIDA INTERVENTION MODEL IN CANCER EDUCATION
    NIH/NCI R25CA066942Sep 1, 1994 - Aug 31, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Murray K, Liang A, Barnack-Tavlaris J, Navarro A. The reach and rationale for community health fairs. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar; 29(1):19-24. PMID: 23907787; PMCID: PMC3909725.
    2. Navarro A, Raman R, McNicholas LJ, Loza O. Diffusion of cancer education information through a Latino community health advisor program. Prev Med. 2007 Aug-Sep; 45(2-3):135-8. PMID: 17604831; PMCID: PMC2043119.
    3. Navarro A, McNicholas LJ, Cruz M, McKennett M, Sánchez O, Senn KL, Cañez B. Development and implementation of a curriculum on cancer screening for small groups of Latino women. J Cancer Educ. 2007; 22(3):186-90. PMID: 17760527.
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    4. Navarro A, Rock CL, McNicholas LJ, Senn KL, Moreno C. Community-based education in nutrition and cancer: the Por La Vida Cuidándome curriculum. J Cancer Educ. 2000; 15(3):168-72. PMID: 11019766.
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    5. Navarro A. Smoking status by proxy and self report: rate of agreement in different ethnic groups. Tob Control. 1999; 8(2):182-5. PMID: 10478403; PMCID: PMC1759697.
    6. Navarro A, Kaplan RM. Mammography screening: prospects and opportunity costs. Womens Health. 1996; 2(4):209-33. PMID: 9421557.
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