Elizabeth A Calhoun, PhD, MEd

Executive Director, Center for Population Health Sciences
Professor, Community, Environment and Policy
Professor, Surgery
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-9921
Professional Bio: 

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.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Selected Publications: 

Academic Information

PhD, Health Administration, University of South Carolina
Master's Degree: 
MEd, Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate School: 
BS, Economics, Management, and Psychology, Chatham College