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When: 12/6/2012
3 - 4:30 PM
Where: Webinar
Contact: / (734) 615-9439

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Community-Based Participatory Research to Reduce Cancer disparities:  Promises & Pitfalls

Thursday, December 6, 2012  |   3:00 - 4:30 pm (ET)

Presenter:  Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Dr. Baskin will discuss lessons learned from community-based participatory research to reduce cancer health disparities. She will describe examples from the Deep South Network for Cancer Control, a 12-year academic-community partnership developed to reduce cancer and health disparities in Alabama and Mississippi. The talk is intended to generate discussion about both the advantages and challenges of conducting this work as we seek effective and sustainable solutions to ensure health equity.


  • Recognize linkages between institutional oppression and health inequalities
  • Explain the rationale for explicit attention to addressing underlying racism, sexism and classism to eliminate health inequities.
  • Identify the potential for dialogue about issues related to oppression and social justice to increase health equity.

Monica L. Baskin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham.                       

Dr. Baskin is a licensed psychologist with research focuses on minority health and health disparities. Much of her work links academic partners to community- and faith-based networks. She has led multiple funded research projects focusing on individual, family, and environmental factors associated with healthy eating, physical activity, obesity, and cancer prevention and control. Currently, she is PI on a NIMHD-funded R01 study investigating the association between sociocultural factors and dietary intake among black women in the Deep South and an NCI-funded R01 study focusing on weight loss among African American cancer survivors in Alabama. Dr. Baskin is the project leader for a research project that is testing the efficacy of evidenced-based multi-level strategies supporting weight loss among African American women in rural areas in the Deep South.
Who should view the live webcast? Public health practitioners, health educators, researchers with responsibilities in cancer disparities and health equity, students, faculty and community-based organizations, as well as others interested in the topic. 
1.5 Continuing education contact hours in CHES Cat. I 
Continuing Education Credits 
The Michigan Public Health Training Center is approved as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH), Category I in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

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