Professor, Community, Environment and Policy
Interim Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
Dr.Calhoun has the expertise, leadership, training, and motivation necessary to successfully support the mission and goals of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Currently she is the Executive Director of Center of Population Science & Discovery and a Professor in the Department of Community, Environment and Policy and the Department of Surgery.
Dr.Calhoun was the Director of the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Disparities (CEED) funded by NIMHD and principal investigator (PI) of the Training Care for this center. In addition, she was also the Co-Director for UIC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities funded by NCI and the PI of an NCI-funded study to test the efficacy of a patient navigation program on improving compliance with cancer care in the largest network of federally qualified health centers in the country.
Dr. Calhoun is a leader of the National Patient Navigator Consortium, advocating for patient navigators integration into the health system. She was a member of the Commission on Cancer standards committee that requires community assessment and patient navigation services for accreditation.