Health Care System Improvements to Reduce Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening

Gloria Coronado, PhD
Epidemiologist and the Mitch Greenlick Endowed Senior Investigator in Health Disparities Research
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Profile

Dr. Coronado's research has focused on understanding and addressing disparities in the occurrence and burden of disease in underserved populations, with a special emphasis on the Latino population in the Pacific Northwest. She has developed several innovative and cost-effective interventions to improve rates of participation in cancer screening among Latinos. Her innovative work has led to successful partnerships with large health plans, state institutions, and clinics serving migrants and the uninsured. She currently directs or co-directs three programs that use systems-based approaches to raise the rates of colorectal cancer screening in health plans and clinics in Washington, Oregon and California.