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Dr. Susan T. Vadaparampil

Adjunct Scientist In the Clinical Genetics Branch

National Cancer Institute

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Employment History

Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice

American Journal of Health Behavior

Associate Professor, Moffitt Cancer Center

University of South Florida

Assistant Professor

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Assistant Professor In the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology

University of South Florida College of Medicine

Affiliations

Senior Member and Professor
Moffitt Cancer Center

Associate Member
Health Outcomes & Behavior

Co-Founder
The B-GREAT Initiative

Founder
Breast Cancer Genetics , Research , Education and Advocacy Team

Education

M.P.H.

Epidemiology

Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Health Behavior

Indiana University

bachelor's Degree

Health Science Education

University of Florida

master's degree

Health Science Education

University of Florida

Web References (176 Total References)


For Affiliates - Moffitt/Ponce School of Medicine - Biographies - Susan Vadaparampil - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

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Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

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Dr. Susan Vadaparampil received a her bachelor's and master's degrees 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. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Vadaparampil is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and a Member-In-Residence in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. She currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and is an Adjunct Scientist in the Clinical Genetics Branch at the National Cancer Institute.
Her research interests focus on awareness, knowledge, and use of genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility in the general population, minority groups, physicians and at-risk populations. In order to further develop these interests, she has successfully obtained peer-reviewed extramural funding from several national agencies. In January 2006, Dr. Vadaparampil was awarded a five-year American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant to explore the impact of genetic counseling on recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. The specific aims of the study are to examine: factors that predict whether a woman receives genetic counseling during or after she begins her definitive breast cancer treatment; patient satisfaction with BRCA1/2 genetic counseling; and the impact of BRCA1/2 genetic counseling in reducing decisional conflict about proceeding with BRCA1/2 genetic testing. With the information obtained from the present study, Dr. Vadaparampil will develop interventions designed to optimize the timing, content, and process of BRCA1/2 counseling and testing for breast cancer patients.
In addition, Dr. Vadaparampil also obtained an R03 Grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute. The specific aims of this study are to apply Social Marketing theory to: examine knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to cancer genetics among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban women at increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC); develop a series of culturally relevant messages related to HBOC and genetic counseling and testing specific to Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American women at increased risk for HBOC; and identify appropriate dissemination channels for these messages. Study findings will serve as the basis for a larger intervention trial based in a public health department setting to educate Hispanic women at increased risk for HBOC about genetic counseling and testing for HBOC that will apply the final three phases of Social Marketing including: pretesting, implementation, and evaluation of the messages. Dr. Vadaparampil also serves as a collaborator/co-investigator on several cancer prevention and control studies in the areas of physician knowledge and use of genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility, establishing the prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations in the African American population, psychosocial aspects of familial testicular cancer, health care provider discussion of fertility preservation among pediatric and young adult cancer patients and their families, and the psychosocial impact of HPV on men.


Taking a Shot at Cervical Cancer - Cancer Today

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Susan Vadaparampil, a study co-author and a behavioral scientist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., says she and her colleagues believe vaccination rates could be increased if health care providers develop systems to identify eligible patients and remind them about vaccination, policies are implemented to minimize doctors' unreimbursed costs, and physicians are taught how best to counsel patients and parents. Studies suggest that a doctor's recommendation may be a major predictor of whether an adolescent gets the HPV vaccine. "Parents look to their physicians for guidance and advice," Vadaparampil says, "particularly when they have concerns about issues like safety."


International Cancer Education Conference » Building Global Bridges, Providing Quality Cancer Education » Planning Committee

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Susan Vadaparampil PhD, MPH H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute


"Nearly all cases of cervical cancer ...

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"Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV infection," said Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, a senior member and professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Department at Moffitt Cancer Center.


"Nearly all cases of cervical cancer ...

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"Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV infection," said Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, a senior member and professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Department at Moffitt Cancer Center.

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