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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
***Ingrid J. Hall, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Dr. Hall’s current research focus is in the area of minority health, particularly finding culturally relevant ways to publicize the need for participation in cancer screening and early detection by minority populations.
Dr. Hall has a long history of published work in the area of prostate cancer decision making and spearheaded the organization and coordination of the State of the Science Conference on Active Surveillance in the Management of Localized Prostate Cancer convened in 2010. She currently oversees studies developing an interactive online educational tool for prostate cancer treatment choices as well as support materials for newly diagnosed men who choose active surveillance.
***Otis Brawley is professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Brawley leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort of cancer health disparities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working to close racial, economic and social disparities in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in the United States and worldwide.
He also directs community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland as the Kimmel Cancer Center’s associate director for community outreach and engagement.