Jorge Gomez MD, PhD

Associate Director, Center for Elimination of Border Health
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Assistant Director, Cancer Research
Assistant Vice President, Translational Research in Special Populations
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-4854
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Jorge Gomez is the University of Arizona Health Sciences Assistant Vice President for Translational Research in Special Populations, Associate Director of the Center for Elimination of Border Health Disparities, and the Assistant Director for Cancer Outreach at the UA Cancer Center. He is an Assistant Professor in the Community, Environment and Policy Department at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Public Health Policy and Management Program.

Prior to joining UAHS in January of 2016, Dr. Gomez worked for three years as Medical Officer, Program Director for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) and was then promoted to Branch Chief, Medical Officer, of the Organ Systems Branch. During his ten years there, the program grew with more than 50 awards to coordinated networks of researchers. He developed a new NCI program – the Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development (OLACPD), that resulted in the formation of the US-Latin American Cancer Research Network (US-LACRN) with the US NCI, and five Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay).

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Focus: 
Dr. Gomez's interests include the elimination of health disparities in targeted populations through translational research. Research areas include:
  • Border health
  • Cancer
  • Health disparities
  • Hispanic health

Academic Information

Doctorate: 
University of Arizona
Medical School: 
Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Master's Degree: 
MS, Immunology, University of Texas, at El Paso, Texas