A Community-Based Outreach Navigator Approach Towards Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities
Lucile Adams-Campbell, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement, and Professor of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is also the Program Director of the Master’s in Epidemiology Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. She received a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Biomedical Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adams-Campbell has received numerous awards and honors including the election to the National Academy of Medicine, and the Induction into the D.C. Hall of Fame for her research focus on Health Disparities as well as gold medallions awarded from both of her alma maters – the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University, for outstanding contributions to the field of public health and health sciences.
Dr. Adams-Campbell currently serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum and the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. Adams-Campbell is currently the Council Chair of American Association for Cancer Research’s Women in Cancer Research (WICR).
Dr. Adams-Campbell’s areas of research focus on addressing health disparities with particular emphasis on cancers that disproportionately impact African-Americans. Dr. Adams-Campbell’s research focuses on lifestyle interventions including physical activity, energy balance, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and oral health among minority and underserved populations. She has considerable expertise in cohort studies including the Women’s Health Initiative and the Black Women’s Health Study (which follows a cohort of African American women to gather epidemiological data on health risks and disease development). She also oversees the Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community-based patient navigation program. Dr. Adams-Campbell is the Principal Investigator of a Center of Excellence for Health Disparities that focuses on metabolic syndrome and breast cancer risk in an exercise intervention clinical trial. She has more than 200 peer reviewed publications.