Gloria D. Coronado, PhD

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University of Arizona

Steering Committee Vice-Chair Elect, Steering Committee Member, 2016-2020

Gloria Coronado, PhD, is an epidemiologist, health disparities researcher, and Associate Director for Population Sciences at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Arizona. She has more than 20 years of experience developing and testing community- and practice-based innovations and leading health disparities research programs in multiple healthcare settings. A key focus of her research centers on leveraging electronic health record information and using risk-stratification tools to deliver appropriate preventive care services, including colorectal cancer screening and follow-up, to patients who may benefit the most. Through this research, she has built successful collaborations with integrated delivery systems, federally qualified health centers, Medicaid health plans, and rural practices. A hallmark of Dr. Coronado’s research is its focus on underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. She has tested digital tools and visual approaches to raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the need for screening. Her team’s wordless instructions for stool-based tests have been shared with over 200 health systems across the United States. Dr. Coronado is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for the National Cancer Institute, and she previously served on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Improving Representation in Clinical Trials and Research.