29 April 2011
Posted in DNA Day
Dr. Susan Vadaparampil received a B.S. and M.H.S.E. in Health Science Education from the University of Florida, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Health Behavior from Indiana University in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Vadaparampil joined the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Over the past several years, she has developed a research program focused on understanding the psychosocial and behavioral impact of genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. She has published over 70 peer reviewed articles in peer reviewed journals. organizations including the American Cancer Society and National Institutes of Health.
At the community level, Dr. Vadaparampil co-founded the Breast Cancer Genetics, Research, Education, and Advocacy Team (B-GREAT), a community and academic partnership focused on Black women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancer. Additionally, she works closely with Dr. Sue Friedman, executive director of FORCE, an advocacy organization for individuals at increased risk for inherited cancer susceptibility